RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN – JUNE 13: Bashir , a truck driver for 25 years sits inside his cab at a truck stop on June 13, 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistani truckers consider their vehicles as national symbols and make it a competition as to who has the most fabulous truck. Owners often spend over USD 3,000 on paint and metal designs their vehicles, which can be many times their monthly salary. Truck art started as a way to differentiate trucks in Pakistan from those in India after the countries split in 1947. Many of the treasured vehicles have an average age of 30 years and every part is replaced to keep the vehicle running as long as possible. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)$3,000 on paint and metal designs for his vehicle which can be three times more than his monthly wages. The average truck owner may see his truck more than his wife so it is important to make it look pretty. Truck art started as a way to differentiate trucks in Pakistan from those in India after the countries split in 1947.
(photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
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