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Apr 4, 2018

As cheap Chinese-made motorbikes flood Pakistan's roads, fans of vintage Vespa scooters are scrambling to find spare parts and preserve models that hark back to a quieter, bygone era.

Labor of love: Vespa in Pakistan
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Journalist Arif Balouch, 48, poses for a photograph with his 1980 model Vespa scooter in Karachi, Pakistan, March 2, 2018. "For me, a Vespa scooter is like a family tradition. My father used to ride this and I myself find this very good as it has two separate comfortable seats which is uncommon, it has a compartment to keep things which is also uncommon and for safety it guards your knees during accidents. I would say it's the BMW of scooters," Balouch said. AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS

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