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'Big moment': Indian Sikhs on historic pilgrimage to Pakistan

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'Big moment': Indian Sikhs on historic pilgrimage to Pakistan

'Big moment': Indian Sikhs on historic pilgrimage to Pakistan

Hundreds of pilgrims launch journey across border to Kartarpur to visit shrine of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak.


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