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Pakistani Trucks Show Off Vibrant Images

Pakistanis spend hours hand-painting their trucks and buses. Owners use the designs to reflect things about themselves and their vehicles. Regions have their own styles and materials that are incorporated in the decorations.
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Heavily-painted small buses, Islamabad, Pakistan, July 10, 2012. (S. Gul/VOA)
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Heavily-painted small buses, Islamabad, Pakistan, July 10, 2012. (S. Gul/VOA)

A heavily-decorated bus in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 10, 2012. (S. Gul/VOA)
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A heavily-decorated bus in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 10, 2012. (S. Gul/VOA)

Men paint a bus, Islamabad, Pakistan, July 10, 2012. (S. Gul/VOA)
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Men paint a bus, Islamabad, Pakistan, July 10, 2012. (S. Gul/VOA)

A close-up showing the detail of a heavily-decorated bus in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 10, 2012. (S. Gul/VOA)
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A close-up showing the detail of a heavily-decorated bus in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 10, 2012. (S. Gul/VOA)

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