Border Ceremony or the Ministry of Silly Walks?
December 7, 2010 • Photography & Travel
The closing of the gates and the lowering of the flags ceremony at the India Pakistan border is well worth seeing. Wagah, the town where the Atari border crossing is located, hosts a highly entertaining ceremony each evening. Border security forces from both nations, dressed in uniforms fit for any Monty Python movie, mimic a standoff of cockerels as thousands in stadium seating rally their teams on. This delightful event, with marches approved by the Ministry of Silly Walks, lasts about an hour. Eat your heart out, John Cleese! Enjoy the video below.
Special thank you to Arunachala and Kanchana of Monkbrother for the use of the music track “Busk” from their album “Colours of Skin”.
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