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A small bazaar strung along the Karakorum Highway, Besham is midway between Rawalpindi and Gilgit . It is cut into the hillside above the Indus. Before building of the bridge for centuries a raft made of inflated cow-skin used to ply its way across the river here, pulling upstream in the lee of rocks and then drifting with the current to the other side.

Seen here is one of the tributaries cutting through the mountains on its way to join the mighty Indus River. The debris on the road, in the right hand corner, is from a newer road being constructed up above. We had to wait on the road for about half an hour before the road was cleared to allow the waiting vehicles to pass through, following which the work continued again.

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  • Copyright: Raza Noor (razanoor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 172] (466)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2004-07-18
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Pentax Optio 33L
  • Exposition: f/2.6, 1/400 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2006-01-15 14:44
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