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Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri greets opposition politician Imran Khan after prayers for Eid al-Adha outside a parliament building, where anti-government protesters are camped out, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, left, greets his supporters, camped in the vicinity of the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan. Anti-government demonstrators led by opposition politician Imran Khan and Qadri converged on the capital in mid-August, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged fraud in last year's election.

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Supporters of Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri attend a sit-in protest while camping outside the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan. Anti-government demonstrators led by opposition politicians Imran Khan and Qadri converged on the capital in mid-August, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged fraud in last year's election. Sharif said that "up until now, we have tolerated all this and acted with decency and patience, otherwise it’s no hard task for us to clear the way and clear the streets.”

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Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri , center, addresses his supporters during congregation outside the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan. Anti-government demonstrators led by opposition politicians Imran Khan and Qadri converged on the capital in mid-August, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged fraud in last year's election.

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Supporters Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri offer prayers camping outside the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan. Anti-government demonstrators led by opposition politicians Imran Khan and Qadri converged on the capital in mid-August, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged fraud in last year's election.

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Supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to their leader's speech outside the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan. Anti-government demonstrators led by opposition politician Imran Khan and Qadri converged on the capital in mid-August, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged fraud in last year's election. Their protests turned violent this past weekend, when clashes between demonstrators and security forces killed a few people and wounded hundreds.

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Pakistan's fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, second left, and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, right, jointly raise their hands for their supporters during a protest near Prime Minister's home in Islamabad

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Pakistani protesters beat a police officer during a clash in Islamabad, Pakistan. Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan’s state television building, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister’s residence. The violence comes as part of the mass demonstrations led by Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan that demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

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Pakistani protesters chase a troop of riot police officers during a protest near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

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Pakistani protesters gather at a road while police fire tear gas shell to disperse them during clashes in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.

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Police force is deployed at a gate of the National Assembly to refrain protesters from entering in the building, during a sit-in protest in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and Pakistan's cricket-star-turned-politician Imran Khan have been leading mass rallies for two weeks in Islamabad. They want Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif' to resign over allegations of vote fraud in last year's elections.

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Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri shows a copy of Pakistan's constitution which he claims it was violated by rulers, during a sit-in protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan. Tahir-ul-Qadri emerged from a late night round with government representatives to tell his followers early that the talks have failed. The cleric and Pakistan's cricket-star-turned-politician Imran Khan have been leading mass rallies for two weeks in Islamabad. They want Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif' to resign over allegations of vote fraud in last year's elections.

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Pakistan's Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri shows victory signs during a sit-in protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan. Thousands of Pakistani former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's and Qadri's supporters are besieging parliament in the capital to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud.

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Pakistan's Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses his supporters during an anti-government sit-in protest near the parliament building in Islamabad.

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Supporters of Pakistan's fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri praise their leader's speech in Islamabad on Aug. 22, 2014. Thousands of Imran Khan's and Qadri's supporters are besieging parliament in the capital to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud.

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Pakistani children and female protestors sleep in front of the parliament building, during week long protests from the eastern city of Lahore to the gates of parliament calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged voting fraud, in Islamabad on Aug. 22, 2014.

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Sheltering from the sun under an umbrella held by an aide, anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, addresses his supporters during a protest in front of the Parliament building, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud, the government said.

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Anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri waves to his supporters during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani religious cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri waves to his supporters during a massive rally in front of The Parliament building in Islamabad.

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Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri leaves the Supreme Court in Islamabad, Pakistan. Qadri filed a petition in the Supreme Court for the reconstitution of Election Commission of Pakistan. Government has suggested that election may be held in May 2013.

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Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, speaks with reporters after filing the petition at the Supreme Court in Islamabad, Pakistan. Qadri filed a petition in the Supreme Court for the reconstitution of Election Commission of Pakistan.

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Tahir Square Cleric Tahir-ul Qadri addresses protest marchers

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Pakistani Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri leaves Lahore to lead an anti-government march to the capital Islamabd, Pakistan.

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Pakistan Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses his supporters from behind a bullet-proof glass at an anti-government rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, speaks during an interview, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistani Sunni cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, listen to their leader in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Sunni cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses a rally from his bullet-proof container, center, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Sunni cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses a rally from his bullet-proof container in Islamabad, Pakistan. Qadri is demanding the government be dissolved and replaced with a caretaker administration formed in consultation with the judiciary and the military. He also wants electoral reform to weed out corrupt politicians and prevent them from winning elections in the future.

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Supporters of Pakistani Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri sit-in-protest during a severe cold at an anti-government rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistani Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri raise their hands to show their support with Qadri during an anti-government rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistani Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, read a local newspaper featuring an image of Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, as they camp near parliament, during an anti-government rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's leaders received a powerful one-two punch as the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the prime minister in a corruption case and the firebrand cleric led thousands of protesters in another day of anti-government demonstrations in the capital.

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Pakistan Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses his supporters behind a bullet-proof glass at an anti-government rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. Thousands of anti-government protesters are rallying in the streets of Pakistani capital for second day despite early-morning clashed with police who fired off shots and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

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