* The Gallery: Peshawar

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Catalogue Reference:(PRO) INF 14/444/003

The name of the city of Peshawar derives from a Sanskrit word meaning the 'the city of flowers'. During British colonial rule in India, Peshawar had strategic importance due to its location on the north-west frontier between what was then India and Afghanistan. This 1944 photograph shows men in the courtyard of a mosque washing their feet before going inside to pray. Three years later Peshawar became part of the new nation of Pakistan.

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