Karachi’s bedecked buses

Published March 21, 2014
A passenger sits in a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus in Karachi, March 19, 2014.
A passenger sits in a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus in Karachi, March 19, 2014.
The side view of a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus is seen in Karachi, March 19, 2014.
The side view of a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus is seen in Karachi, March 19, 2014.
A man gestures as he walks past decorated buses parked along a street near the terminus in Karachi, March 20, 2014.
A man gestures as he walks past decorated buses parked along a street near the terminus in Karachi, March 20, 2014.
A man is silhouetted against a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus in Karachi, March 20, 2014.
A man is silhouetted against a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus in Karachi, March 20, 2014.
The interior roof of a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus is seen in Karachi, March 20, 2014.
The interior roof of a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus is seen in Karachi, March 20, 2014.
A man walks past a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus in Karachi, March 20, 2014.
A man walks past a decorated bus parked along a street near to the terminus in Karachi, March 20, 2014.

Karachi has a huge network of decorated buses, a number of which are privately owned by their drivers. Owners spend thousands of rupees to decorate these buses, which are well-known for their colourful patterns and motifs.

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