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Pakistan: Inside

Supporters of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party block a section of road closed for an anti-government march in Islamabad, Pakistan. Tens of thousands of Islamists remained in a protest camp in the heart of Pakistan's capital on Saturday amid tight security, as authorities deployed additional shipping containers and riot police to block access to key government buildings.

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Politician Imran Khan, center, speaks to journalists outside his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudary Nisar Ali Khan said at a press conference that the opposition party of of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan had plans to storm into Pakistan's secretariat, the main office where all the country's ministries operate from. Imran Khan said Sunday that he didn't have any violent plans.

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A Pakistani volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Shiite Muslim women beat their chests during a procession to mark Ashoura in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Shiites mark Ashoura, the tenth day of the month of Muharram, to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century.

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Pakistani police officers and local residents gather at the site of firing incident at Garhi Sohbat Khan on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. Two gunmen on a motorcycle killed three soldiers.

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Pakistani protesters burn a representation of Indian flag during an anti-Indian rally in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani religious leaders, from right Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa joins hands with Sirajul Haq, center, and the leader of Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin, left, during an anti-Indian rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Leaders of Pakistani political and religious parties sit on stage during an anti-Indian rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani police officers present Waseem Azeem, the brother of slain model Qandeel Baloch, before the media following his arrest at a police station in Multan, Pakistan.

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Villagers join Mohammed Tofeeq, right, in prayers for his wife, Muqadas Tofeeq, who local police say was killed by her mother, in Butrawala village on the outskirts of Gujranwala, Pakistan. Police have arrested the mother of Muqadas Tofeeq who is accused of killing her pregnant daughter for marrying against the wishes of her family.

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Khurram Zaki's mother and family members mourn his death prior to his funeral in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistani police officer says gunmen riding motorcycles have shot and killed Zaki, a rights activist and wounded two other people in southern port city of Karachi.

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Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan talks on a phone prior to a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Women pray during an Easter service at St Anthony's Church in Lahore, Pakistan. Christians across the world are celebrate Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago.

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People pray next to a depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during on Good Friday at a church in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attends a military parade to mark Pakistan's Republic Day in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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People watch Pakistani army tanks during a military parade to mark Pakistan's Republic Day in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani-made Gaznavi missile, capable of carrying nuclear war heads, loaded on a trailer rolls down during a military parade to mark Pakistan's Republic Day in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Activists of Pakistani civil society chant slogans during a rally to condemn the Brussels attack, in Multan, Pakistan.

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Thousands of people move with an ambulance carrying the body of police officer Mumtaz Qadri, the convicted killer of a former governor, during funeral prayers, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Hafiz Saeed, center, leader of Jamaat-ud-Dawa join hands with other leaders to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris at a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani authorities destroy seized contraband and liquor bottles to mark International Customs Day at the Pakistan-India border town Wagah near Lahore, Pakistan. Annually held on January 26, International Customs Day recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security.

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Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician talks to reporters at the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistan's Youth Forum for Kashmiris chant anti-Indian slogans to condemn the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Children prepare for Christmas in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Allah Nizar Baloch, leader of the BLF

Vanished faces Missing Balochis turn up only in framed pictures, here at a protest camp set up by families in Islamabad

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People gather during a rescue operation, after a bridge collapse led a train to fall into a canal in Wazirabad, near Lahore, Pakistan.

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A woman prays during service at St. John's Catholic Church which was attacked by the Taliban last March, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani cricket fans celebrate a match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. The Twenty20 matches mark a return of international cricket to Pakistan for the first time since gunmen attacked buses carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team and match officials in this eastern city six years ago. Security has been beefed up for the matches.

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Pakistani lawmakers light candles and pray for the victims of a bus attack in Karachi, Pakistan.

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A woman after attending the funeral prayers of prominent women's rights activist Sabeen Mehmud, who was killed by unknown gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Family members of stranded Pakistanis in Yemen, protest demanding their return, in Multan, Pakistan. Pakistan evacuated some 500 of its citizens by a special plane from Yemeni city of Hodeida. Pakistan says some 3,000 of its citizens live in Yemen.

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People carry caskets of the victims of a pair of suicide attacks on two churches during a mass funeral service in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Women mourn as they gather at a church damaged from a suicide bombing attack in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani women run following a bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. An apparent suicide bombing killed many people outside a police complex in eastern Pakistan.

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A Pakistani Christian bride is carried by her cousin to her groom's makeshift home to attend her wedding ceremony at a slum home to Christian families on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group 'Fidaiyan-e-Khetm-e-Nebuwwat' stand on the representations of American, French and Israeli flags and chant slogans during a demonstration to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures during a news conference following his visit to the Army Public School, which as attacked by the Taliban nearly a month ago, killing 150 people - almost all of them students, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pakistani rescue workers gather around the bodies of bus accident victims in a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani rescue workers search through the wreckage of a passenger bus destroyed after colliding with an oil tanker on a highway near Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, fourth from front, and his newly-wed wife Reham Khan, third from right, sit with religious students at a local madrassa, or seminary, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani workers arrive to clean the mess left behind by the supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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A goat travels on an autorickshaw, probably his last journey, befrore Eid al Adha in Pakistan

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Goats being transported to a near by livestock market, to be displayed for sale in preparation for the upcoming Eid al-Adha in Pakistan.

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Afghan refugee girls during their class at a Madrassa on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Thousands of supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami take part in a rally against the Israeli bombings in the Gaza Strip, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani security forces examine ammunition confiscated from attackers who stormed late on June 8 the Jinnah International Airport, during their investigation in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Troops of Pakistani paramilitary forces carry a coffin of their colleague who died during an operation against late Sunday's attack by gunmen who stormed the Jinnah International Airport, during his funeral in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fire illuminates the sky above the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi where security forces fought with attackers since Sunday night for some 13 hours, resulting in the death of 29 people including the 10 militants who had made their way into the airport disguised as security men.

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A bus burns after being set on fire by protesters condemning the arrest in London of Altaf Hussain, who heads the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or MQM, one of Pakistan's major political parties, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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People inspect the sit of a jet crash in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistan air force fighter jet crashed into the country's largest city after a technical fault, killing two pilots and a civilian on the ground, authorities said.

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An Afghan refugee boy jumps in for a swim to cool off as the temperature rises, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek , rally to support Pakistan's army in Lahore. The Pakistani army has formally filed a complaint seeking to shut down the country’s leading Geo News TV channel, a government official said. The TV has run accusations against the military spy agency, blaming it for an "assassination attempt" against the station's popular talk show host, Hamid Mir, who was shot and wounded last week.

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Residents of Islamabad's slums protest against the demolition of their localities, in Pakistan. Pakistani authorities plan to demolish these slums, mostly occupied by Christians and people displaced in tribal areas and neighboring Afghanistan, saying it poses a security threat to the already vulnerable capital.

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Grabbing some grub at lunch time. Pakistan.

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People shift an injured girl to an ambulance in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan said gang members angered over the killing of one of their leaders have opened fire on passers-by in southern Pakistan, killing 16 people.

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Pakistani Christians attend Christmas mass in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani police officers stand guard outside a Church during Christmas mass in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pakistani military forces stand guard near the funeral of victims killed in Friday's sectarian clashes in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani taxi drivers block a main road with their vehicles, during a protest near the parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan. The drivers have been protesting against the Pakistani traffic police.

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Police keep guard as girls come out of school in Mingora town, Swat valley

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Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, fourth from right, chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah, joins other leaders during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands alert outside an anti terrorism court where former President and army chief Pervez Musharraf was indicted in Benazir Bhutto's murder case.

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A Pakistani customer tries a cap ahead of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pakistani volunteers carry body of Zohra Shahid, a senior member of former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Sindh, to a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Police said gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed Shahid outside her home.

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A man jumps from the fifth floor of a building that caught fire in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani man moments before jumping from the fifth floor of a building that caught on fire in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A supporter of the Awami Majlis Amal Pakistan (AMAP) party hits a banner showing the picture of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, with his shoe before burning it, during a demonstration against his return to Pakistan, in Quetta.Former President Pervez Musharraf returned to Pakistan after more than four years in exile, seeking a possible political comeback in defiance of judicial probes and death threats from Taliban militants.

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Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, center, gestures to his supporters, unseen, upon his arrival to Karachi airport, Pakistan. Former President Pervez Musharraf returned to Pakistan after more than four years in exile, seeking a possible political comeback in defiance of judicial probes and death threats from Taliban militants.

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No end to it? A protest in Quetta after the Feb 18 blast that killed 89 Shias

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People raise their hands during the funeral of victims killed from Sunday evenings' car bombing that killed dozens of people, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani relatives of Saturday's bombing victims mourn next to their bodies in a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan. The toll of the Quetta blasts has risen to 84.

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Pushed to unity Yasin Malik sharing platform with Hafiz Saeed in Islamabad

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Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami attend a rally to mark Kashmir Day, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Defense Council of Pakistan, a coalition of hard line Islamist religious parties and politicians, hold a banner during a rally to mark Kashmir Day, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Tahir Square Cleric Tahir-ul Qadri addresses protest marchers

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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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Pakistani Shiite Muslims get ready to offer funeral prayers for victims of Thursday's twin bombing at a billiards hall in Quetta, Pakistan.

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A boy holds a candle while he and his mother take part in a protest to condemn Thursday's deadly bombings in Quetta, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The death toll has touched 126, according to sources.

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Pakistani police officers and local residents gather at the site of bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan.

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Pakistani NGO workers hold a rally outside the Peshawar Club for their colleagues killed by gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Gunmen in northwest Pakistan killed several teachers and aid workers in an ambush on a van carrying workers home from their jobs at a community center.

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Rukhsana Bibi, center, mourns for her daughter, polio worker Madiha Bibi, killed by unknown gunmen, at a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Gunmen killed several people working on a government polio vaccination campaign in two different Pakistani cities. The attacks were likely an attempt by the Taliban to counter an initiative the militant group has long opposed.

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Pakistan's former test cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq, front, leads a prayer at Qaddafi stadium during a practice session for the short cricket tour of India this month, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Shiite Muslims carry children in a procession to mark Muharram in Peshawar, Pakistan. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.

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In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a young girl reaches out to greet a Pakistani policeman securing the road outside Kainat Riaz's home in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. Security was stepped up after Kainat was wounded by the same Taliban gunman who shot Malala Yousufzai and 13-year-old Shazia Ramazan on Oct. 8 on their way home from school.

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A man speaks on his mobile phone, as firemen extinguish a fire that erupted in a factory in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani men ride a motorcycle next to firemen working on extinguishing a fire that erupted in a factory in Karachi, Pakistan.

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In this undated handout photo issued by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, England, Malala Yousufzai in her hospital bed, poses for a photograph, with her father Ziauddin accompanied by her two younger brothers Atal, right and Khushal, centre. Malala Yousufzai is recovering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where she was flown for treatment and protection from Taliban threats after she was shot on Oct. 9 in northwestern Pakistan.

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In this undated image released by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust shows Malala Yousufzai, who is recovering in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, after being attacked and shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating education for girls.

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MQM rally in Karachi condemns the Taliban act

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Civil society activists protest the attack on Malala in Islamabad

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Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik prays for the recovery of Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last week, with Yousufzai's classmates in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan.

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In this Oct. 2, 2012 photo, a Pakistani child who was displaced from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting sits on his family's belongings transported on a horse-cart, in Jalozai refugee camp, near Peshawar, Pakistan. Roughly 65,000 refugees from the various tribal areas are currently living at Jalozai, a Pakistani government camp about 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Peshawar run with the help of international aid agencies.

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Pakistani children hold candles during a special prayer for the recovery of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot last Tuesday by a Taliban gunman for speaking out in support of education for women, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani girls display a poster while sitting at their desk, as their teacher, not shown, talks to them about 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman for her role in promoting girls' education in the Swat Valley where she lives, in a school in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani military spokesman says Yousufzai is in "satisfactory" condition but cautions that the next few days will be critical.

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Pakistani Christians chant slogans during a protest to condemn the attack on a 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Hundreds of Pakistanis angry at an anti-Islam film that denigrates the religion's prophet clashed with police in the country's capital, the most violent show of anger in a day that saw smaller demonstrations in Indonesia, Iran and Afghanistan.

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A woman looks for her missing family member at a morgue in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistani officials say the death toll from devastating factory fires that broke out in two major cities has killed hundreds.

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A Pakistani fireman tries to extinguish a factory fire in Lahore, Pakistan. A fire that broke out in a factory in eastern Pakistan after sparks from a generator hit chemicals used to make shoes killed dozens of people, a Pakistani police officer said.

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