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India and Pakistan mark 65 years of independence

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Residents walk past an illuminated building ahead of Pakistan's Independence Day in Islamabad.

The republics of India and Pakistan were created in 1947 when the British Raj pulled out of the subcontinent.

In what became the largest known population transfer in history, India was split along religious lines and an estimated 14 million Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs migrated across the newly formed borders

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