Today is Pakistan Day, a national holiday in Pakistan. This photo, taken Friday, shows a huge
national flag hung at the Atrium Mall, Karachi. Pakistan Day, also known as the Republic Day, commemorates the passage of the Pakistan Resolution, which eventually led to the creation of an independent state in 1947.
Celebrations include the hoisting of the national flag at various public and private buildings across the country, military parades and the conferring of national awards by the president.