lanterns floating - Wikipedia photo by Takeaway, CCAlmost 800 people came together in Islamabad yesterday to release floating lanterns into the night sky in front of Parliament to spread a message of peace for the country and the world.

“It’s Pakistan Day, and what better day to spread the message of peace,” the project’s founder told the International Herald Tribune. “In these trying times we need to do everything within our capability to create a positive image for our country.”

“Every day we see violence and mayhem on TV; people complain that the youth need to stand up, so here we are for peace,” said Ali, a youngster at the event.

(READ the story w/ photos in the Tribune)

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