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Old June 22nd, 2004, 08:52 PM   #1
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Lahore

LAHORE لاھور‎
Lahore (Urdu, Punjabi: لاھور‎) is the capital city of the Pakistani province of Punjab, the second largest metropolitan area in the country and 14th most populous city in the world. It is an important historical center in South Asia. With a rich history dating back over a millennium, Lahore is a main cultural centre of the Punjab region and Pakistan. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Lahore remains an economic, political, transportation, entertainment, and educational hub. It is referred to as the "Mughal City of Gardens" due to the historic presence of gardens in and around the city dating back to the Mughal period. Lahore successively served as a regional capital of the empires of the Shahi kingdoms in the 11th century, the Ghaznavids in the 12th century, the Ghurid State in the 12th and 13th centuries and the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. From 1802 to 1849, Lahore served as the capital city of the Sikh Empire. In the mid-19th and early 20th century, Lahore was the capital of the Punjab region under the British Raj. Mughal structures such as the Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, the mausoleum of Emperor Jehangir and Nur Jahan, Chauburji Gate, and the walled city are some of the major tourist attractions in the city. Lahore is also home to many British colonial structures built in the Indo-Saracenic style, such as the Lahore High Court, the General Post Office, Lahore Museum, Lahore Railway Station, and many older universities and colleges including the University of the Punjab, Govt College and King Edward Medical University. The Lahore Zoo, thought to be the fourth oldest in the world, is also situated here. Lahore is referred to as the cultural heart of Pakistan as it hosts most of the arts, cuisine, festivals, music, film-making, gardening and intelligentsia of the country. The city has always been a centre for publications where 80 percent of Pakistan's books are published, and it remains the foremost centre of literary, educational and cultural activity in Pakistan. It is also an important religious centre as it is home to hundreds of temples, mosques, churches and shrines like Data Durbar. According to the 1998 census, Lahore's population was 6,319,000. In July 2014, Index Mundi put the population of the city at 7,566,000. An estimate in January 2015 gave the population of the Lahore agglomeration as 10,052,000. It is ranked 34 in the most populated urban areas in the world and the 8th largest city within the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. The area of Lahore has almost doubled in the last 12 to 14 years. In 2010, Lahore was ranked as a Gamma+ world city. The Guardian has rated Lahore as the 2nd best tourist destination in Pakistan after Taxila.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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haha...I see mcdonald's...what do they eat there anyway? since I don't think they are allowed to have meat.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 11:23 PM   #4
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They do; it's just halal meat!
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Old July 7th, 2004, 01:14 PM   #5
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Who's that? Roman Circvs Maximvs
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Old July 7th, 2004, 02:49 PM   #6
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Who's that? Roman Circvs Maximvs

its a very old theater i think.
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Old July 8th, 2004, 09:03 PM   #7
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No it's based on some old design, but they built it a few years ago. Not exactly sure what the heck it is; sure looks nice though!
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Old July 8th, 2004, 09:06 PM   #8
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Hehe another one...










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Old July 13th, 2004, 02:33 PM   #9
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Old July 14th, 2004, 06:59 AM   #10
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it was like INDIA!!
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Old July 14th, 2004, 04:23 PM   #11
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Well obviously! We were one country before...
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Old July 19th, 2004, 02:55 AM   #12
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From Space


Cathedral of the Resurrection


Power Station (outside Lahore)


Holiday Inn Lahore


Pakistan Software Export Board
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Old August 7th, 2004, 05:30 PM   #14
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Aerial View of Old Walled City




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Cricket Stadium


Islamic Summit Minar


Lahore High Court


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Hafeez Centre (Parking Lot only)


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That liberty market is about to colapse.
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...and I've seen it; this picture makes it look ten times better.
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