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  1. People protest against U.S. drone attacks in Karachi, on Oct. 23, the same day Pakistan's President Nawaz Sharif is visiting U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.. The White House defended the use of drones against terrorist suspects and dismissed claims by human rights groups that it had violated international law. (Shahzaib Akber / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. A policeman photographs the wreckage of a train after a bomb destroyed it in Naseerabad district, about 150 miles southeast of Quetta, on Oct. 21. A bomb hit a passenger train in Pakistan's restive southwest, killing at least six people and wounding more than 17 others. (Khalid Hussain / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Firefighters try to put out a fire that erupted at a fruit market in Karachi, Oct. 16. More than 200 shops were gutted and a large product stock was destroyed. (Shahzaib Akber / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Afghan men prepare to slaughter a buffalo during the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, at Kacha Garhi Afghan refugee camp, located in the outskirts of Peshawar, Oct. 15. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the haj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, camels and cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command. (Fayaz Aziz / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Pakistani police officers inspect the site of a deadly explosion in a busy market in Lahore, Oct. 10. A bomb went off outside a police station, killing at least six people and wounding many more. (K.M. Chaudary / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Pakistani schoolboys look out the window of their classroom at other students chanting prayers to commemorate the anniversary of Malala's shooting by Taliban, at a school in Rawalpindi, Oct. 9. One year after a Taliban bullet tried to silence Malala Yousufzai's demand for education, she has published a book and was widely thought to be a top contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the militants threaten to kill her should she dare return home from Britain, and the principal at her old school says that as Malala's fame has grown, so has fear in her classrooms. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Activists of All Pakistan Muslim League celebrate the bail of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the death of a rebel leader, in Islamabad, Oct. 9. Pakistan's top court on granted bail to Musharraf over the death of a rebel leader, but the following day, he was arrested over his role in the seige of the Red Mosque in 2007, which left a cleric and more than 100 others dead. (Farooq Naeem / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. An Afghan refugee boy wearing an empty bucket on his head, waits his turn to fetch water from a hand pump, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Oct. 7. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, with thousands still living without electricity, running water and other basic services, according to the U.N. refugee agency. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Models get their hair done and have make-up applied before they walk the catwalk on the first day the Islamabad fashion week Oct. 5. (Zohra Bensemra / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. A makeshift chair lift crosses the Swat river on the outskirts of Mingora, Swat Valley, Oct. 3. (Anja Niedringhaus / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Technicians from Pakistan's top bomb disposal unit prepare their equipment during a bomb search operation in Peshawar, Oct. 2. Twelve years into the war on militancy, Pakistan's police are chronically under-funded. This year's federal budget gave the military about $6 billion and the police $686 million, a lopsided allocation mirrored by the disbursement of foreign aid. (Zohra Bensemra / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Relatives and residents carry the coffins of bomb victims during a funeral procession in Shabqader on Sept. 29. A car bomb killed at least 39 people in Peshawar, the third deadly strike to hit the city in a week. (A. Majeed / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, left, shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh during their first official meeting on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 29, at the New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan. The two leaders agreed to dial back tensions in the disputed territory of Kasmir where cross-border artillery exchanges in the past two months has lead to at least eight soldiers deaths on both sides. The territory has triggered three wars between the two countries since 1947, (Stan Honda / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Men rush away from the site of a blast following an explosion in Peshawar, Sept. 29. A car bomb went off on a crowded street in northwestern Pakistan killing scores of people in the third blast to hit the troubled city of Peshawar in a week. (Mohammad Sajjad / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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    People carry a victim from the scene of a bomb blast in Peshawar, Sept. 29. Twin blasts including one car bomb killed at least 33 people at a market near a police station, including six children and two women. More than 70 people were injured in the explosion. (Arshad Arbab / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. A Pakistani man carrying a child rushes away from the site of a blast shortly after a car exploded in Peshawar, Sept. 29. (Mohammad Sajjad / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. A plainclothes official collects evidence from the wreckage of a bus destroyed by a bomb blast, in Peshawar, Sept. 27. The bomb exploded in the back of a bus carrying government employees killing and wounding dozens of people. (Mohammad Sajjad / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Earthquake survivors collect their belongings fromn amongst the rubble of their collapsed mud houses in the earthquake-devastated district of Awaran on Sept. 25. Desperate villagers in southwest Pakistan clawed through the wreckage of their ruined homes , a day after a huge earthquake struck, killing more than 300 people and creating a new island off the coast. (Banaras Khan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. People walk on an island that appeared off the coastline of Gwadar on Sept. 25, following an earthquake the day before. The National Institute of Oceanography has sent a team to survey the island, which stands about 60-feet high. (Ho / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Women in Islamabad hold a placard during a protest near the Parliament to condemn a suicide attack on a church in Peshawar, Sept. 23. Angry Pakistani Christians denounced the deadliest attack ever in this country against members of their faith. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan. (B.K. Bangash / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. A couple help an injured victim of a suicide attack at a church in Peshawar, Sept. 22. A suicide bomb attack on the historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed scores of people in one of the worst assaults on the country’s Christian minority in years. (Mohammad Sajjad / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Pakistani police inspector Shazadi Gillani removes her shoes at her home in Abbottabad, Sept. 18. When Gillani, the highest ranking female police officer in Pakistan's most conservative province, wanted to join the force she had to defy her father, forego marriage and pay for her own basic training. (Zohra Bensemra / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Children in Islamabad sit along the roadside during a protest against the rape of a five-year-old girl in Lahore, Sept. 17. The girl was found abandoned outside the Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Lahore on Sept. 13 and was hospitalized. (Mian Khursheed / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. An Afghan refugee, her burka billowing, holds her daughter as she walks home through an alley of a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Sept. 16. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, with thousands living without electricity, running water and other basic services, according to the U.N. refugee agency. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Flames rise after unknown gunmen opened fire at tanker trucks carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan, in Hub, Pakistan, Sept. 15. Over the last years, tankers carrying oil for NATO troops have been regularly targeted by Islamic militants on both sides of the border. U.S. and NATO forces in landlocked Afghanistan get around 75 per cent of their food and military supplies through Pakistan. (EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Pakistani people walk through a storm near the Ravi river in Lahore on Sept. 15. Heavy rains and hailstorms lashed the capital, disrupting traffic and swamping the city. (Arif Ali / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Pakistani Shiite Muslims march in a protest rally in Karachi on Sept. 7, against possible U.S. strikes against Syria. (Asif Hassan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Pakistani Air Force cadets parade in front of the tomb of Pakistan's founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in Karachi on Defense Day, Sept. 6. Pakistan observes Defense Day to pay homage to martyrs and to highlight the sacrifices made for the protection of Pakistan, during the war of September 1965 with India. (Rehan Khan / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. A Pakistani security official displays an unexploded bomb near the site of a roadside bomb explosion in Karachi on Aug. 22. A roadside bomb killed a man and wounded at least 16 people, including soldiers and civilians in Pakistan's violence-plagued port city of Karachi. The bomb targeted troops returning to camp by truck after carrying out security duties for by-elections in the city. (Asif Hassan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Pakistani people look at flood waters at Kala Shah Kako on Aug. 18. Heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods affecting more than 300,000 people across Pakistan and killed 108 others. (Arif Ali / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Family members and relatives mourn a victim of toxic homemade liquor in Karachi, Aug. 11. Police officer Mohammad Sarwar said that a dozen people from Christian-dominated slums in the city, Pakistan's largest, were hospitalized after drinking toxic liquor. (Fareed Khan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Pakistani security personnel stand alert outside the U.S. consulate in Lahore on Aug. 9. The United States has evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore, citing "specific threats" amid a worldwide alert over al Qaeda intercepts. (Arif Ali / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. A young boy carries the body of a child outside a hospital in Quetta on Aug. 9, following an attack by gunmen on a mosque. Gunmen killed nine people and wounded 10 others when they opened fire outside a Sunni Muslim mosque on the outskirts of Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta. (Banaras Khan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Mourners gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Quetta on Aug. 8, following a suicide attack that killed at least 29 people and wounded more than 62 others at the funeral of a Pakistani police officer. The attack at police headquarters in the southwestern city of Quetta was the latest in a series of recent attacks underscoring rampant insecurity since a new government took office. (Banaras Khan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Residents investigate damage caused by a bomb explosion in Karachi,, Aug. 7. The blast appeared to target a provincial government minister and killed 11 people, mostly teenagers playing street soccer, in a crowded market in southern Pakistan. (Shakil Adil / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Activists of the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress clash with police during a protest against Pakistan near the Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi, India on Aug. 7. Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded in an exchange of fire with Indian troops along the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Pakistani men cross a flooded street during heavy monsoon rain in Quetta on Aug. 6. Monsoon rain and floods have killed at least 58 people across Pakistan and affected tens of thousands with more rain to come. (Banaras Khan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. A judge, along with his judicial staff, hear the first case in the Mobile Court in Peshawar. The buses have been launched to provide speedy and inexpensive justice to people in remote parts of Pakistan. (NBC News) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, left, shakes hands with newly elected Pakistan President, Mamnoon Hussain at the parliament house in Islamabad on July 30. Pakistan elected the businessman as its 12th president, replacing the deeply unpopular Asif Ali Zardari, whose five-year term expires in September. (AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  40. A plainclothes police officer takes a photo with his mobile phone of a damaged jail gate following a Taliban attack July 30, in Dera Ismail Khan. Dozens of Taliban militants armed with guns, grenades and bombs attacked a prison in northwest Pakistan, freeing more than 250 prisoners, including 25 "dangerous terrorists." (Ishtiaq Mahsud / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. Pakistani television show host Aamir Liaqat Hussain, right, speaks with Surayya Bilqees after she adopted daughter Zainab at an Islamic quiz show for Ramadan in Karachi, July 21. A charismatic Muslim preacher Aamir Liaqat Hussain has been criticized for giving out babies to childless couples live on prime-time television. Hussain denies he is fighting a ratings war and insists he is spreading charity, while he mesmerises his audience with celebrity interviews, game shows, by providing in-studio meals to the needy -- and, in two consecutive weeks, handing out baby girls to childless couples. (GEO TV via AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Pakistani Shiite Muslims shout slogans at a protest against the shelling of the Syrian mausoleum of Sayyida Zeinab, granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed, in Lahore on July 21. Rallies and protests were held in several cities of Pakistan against the attack on the shrine in Damascus. (Arif Ali / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  43. A boy waits with others before participating in a mass "iftar," the evening meal breaking their daily fast, during the month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Islamabad July 15. (Faisal Mahmood / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. Malala Yousafzai is introduced before her first speech since the Taliban in Pakistan tried to kill her for advocating education for girls, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, July 12. Wearing a pink head scarf, Yousafzai told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and nearly 1,000 students from around the world attending a Youth Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York that education was the only way to improve lives. (Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  45. A woman injured in a bomb blast, mourns over the body of her daughter who died in the explosion, at their home in Lahore, July 07. A powerful bomb exploded at a busy market street in eastern Pakistan, killing at least four people and wounding 47. (K.m. Chaudary / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  46. The mangled wreckage of a motorcycle rickshaw lies on the ground after a train collided with the vehicle in Khanpur town of district Sheikhupura, northwest of Lahore on July 6. At least 14 people, including two children, were killed when a train collided with a packed motorcycle rickshaw in eastern Punjab province. (Arif Ali / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  47. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chats with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, July 5. (Jason Lee / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  48. People survey the site of a suicide bomb attack the took place the previous day, targeting Shiite Muslims in restive Quetta, July 1. At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in a string of attacks across Pakistan against security forces and the minority Shiite community in the bloodiest day since a new government took over in early June. (Musa Farman / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  49. Displaced people sit on vehicles loaded with belongings as they head back to their villages at Parachamkani, an area of Pakistan's Kurrum tribal region along Afghan border, June 29. Thousands of people who fled their homes due to fighting between Pakistani security forces and militants have returned to their villages after security forces cleared the areas from militants. (Mohammad Sajjad / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  50. A busy street in Karachi on June 29 at night. The nation's biggest electricity company was privatized, its headquarters have been looted, its employees kidnapped and the government tried to arrest the boss. Power cuts lasting 12 hours a day or more have devastated Pakistan's economy. The only city bucking the trend is Karachi, Pakistan's financial heart - thanks to Tabish Gauhar and his team at the Karachi Electricity Supply Company. (Akhtar Soomro / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  51. Pakistani Martial Arts students perform during an event to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, at a public park in Islamabad, June 26. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  52. The father of a Pakistani policeman, who was killed in a bomb blast, mourns next to the body of his son at a hospital in Karachi, June 26. A bomb targeting a senior judge in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi wounded him and killed several security personnel. (Shakil Adil / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  53. Pakistani workers of political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement 'MQM,' light candles on June 23 during a protest to condemn the killing of foreign tourists by militants, in Karachi. Islamic militants wearing police uniforms shot to death nine foreign tourists and their Pakistani guide before dawn as they were visiting one of the world's highest mountains in a remote area of northern Pakistan that has been largely peaceful. (Fareed Khan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  54. Volunteers plant mangrove trees, in an attempt to meet the target of planting 750,000 saplings in one day near the Arabian sea in Kharo Chhaan, 139 miles south of Karachi, June 22. (Shakil Adil / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  55. Relatives and supporters of Mutahida Quami Movement (MQM) attend the funeral of their party lawmaker and his son in Karachi, June 22. Lawmaker Mohammed Sajid Qureshi, a member of MQM and the Provincial Assembly, and his son were killed by unknown gunmen after attending Friday prayers. Karachi, a city of more than 18 million people and country's financial hub has seen a spike in ethnic-, sectarian- and political-related violence in recent months that has claimed hundreds of lives. (Shahzaib Akber / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  56. Pakistani girls attend class at a school in Mingora, the main town of Swat valley, June 21. where the Pakistani Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head for advocating for education for girls. (A. Majeed / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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    A man inspects a dead victim lying on the ground following a suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in Peshawar on June 21. A suicide attack killed 15 people and wounded more than 25 others at a Shiite Muslim mosque and religious seminary on the edge of Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 400 Shias were killed in Pakistan in 2012, the deadliest year on record for the Shia Muslim community. (Hasham Ahmed / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  58. During a power outtage in Rawalpindi, Pakistanis gather outside to escape the heat trapped in their homes, including a street barber who gives a customer a haircut, June 14. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  59. Watermelon seller, Habibullah Mohammed, 15, attracts customers by offering a free slice, at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of Islamabad, June 17. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  60. Water cannons hit protesters as Pakistani police try to disperse teachers protesting the lack of payment of their salaries for several months, as the budget is being presented in the provincial assembly in Karachi, June 17. (Shahzaib Akber / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  61. A security official inspects the Boland Medical Complex a day after a gunbattle with suicide bombers, in Quetta, June 16. Pakistan forces retook control of the hospital from Islamic militants as at least 24 people, including four rebels, were killed and a historic building destroyed in attacks in Balochistan province. (Waheed Khan / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  62. Ayesha Farooq, 26, Pakistan's only female war-ready fighter pilot, climbs up to a Chinese-made F-7PG fighter jet at Mushaf base in Sargodha, June 6. Farooq is one of 19 women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force over the last decade - there are five other female fighter pilots, but they have yet to take the final tests to qualify for combat. A growing number of women have joined Pakistan's defence forces in recent years as attitudes toward women change. (Zohra Bensemra / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  63. Pakistani security officials inspect trucks carrying NATO vehicles which were attacked near the Afghan border in Khyber, Pakistan, June 10. More than a dozen attackers armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked, torching the vehicles and killing six drivers. (Wali Khan Shinwari / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  64. Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, right, receives flowers from Asifa Bhutto, daughter of Benazir Bhutto at the Presidential Palace after taking the oath of prime minister in Islamabad, June 5. Sharif officially returned to power, vowing to fix the country's ailing economy, end electricity blackouts and called for an end to American drone strikes in the tribal areas. Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari is on the left.

    Story: Settling the score, foreignpolicy.com. (Anonymous / Pakistan's Press Information Dept. via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  65. Muzamil Shah holds a picture of his son Mohammed, 21, who went missing, while waiting outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad on June 5, hoping to meet newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  66. Pakistani protesters burn a representation of a U.S. flag to condemn a drone attack in the Pakistani tribal area of Waziristan which killed Taliban leader Waliur Rehman May 30, in Multan. The Pakistani Taliban's deputy leader was buried hours after he was killed in a U.S. drone strike. (M. Abbass / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  67. People comfort a family member of a female polio worker who was killed by unknown gunmen, at a local hospital in Peshawar, May 28. Police say gunmen in Pakistan have shot dead a female polio worker and wounded another in the northwest. (Mohammad Sajjad / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  68. Relatives of one of seventeen children who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus, mourn over his coffin, on the outskirts of Gujrat, 100 miles southeast of Islamabad, May 25. Seventeen Pakistani children were burnt to death when a gas cylinder on the bus taking them to school exploded. (Faisal Mahmood / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  69. Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a bomb attack on a vehicle used by security forces on the outskirts of Quetta, May 23. A bomb planted in a rickshaw tore through a vehicle used by security forces in southwest Pakistan on May 23, killing at least 12 people. (Banaras Khan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  70. Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif, center, offers a table full of food to journalists after a press conference at his farmhouse in Raiwind on the outskirts of Lahore on May 13, 2013. Sharif said that he would be "very happy" to invite India's Manmohan Singh to his swearing-in ceremony. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  71. A supporter of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party protests against alleged vote-rigging in some polling stations during the general election, in Islamabad on May 13. (Zohra Bensemra / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  72. Security personnel gather at the site of an overnight suicide bombing in Quetta on May 13. The police chief of Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan narrowly escaped a suicide attack that killed at least six people and wounded 46 others, officials said. (Banaras Khan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  73. A man distributes sweets to supporters of Nawaz Sharif as they stand in front of one his homes in Lahore on May 12. Sharif was in talks Sunday to form a new government, with fixing the shattered economy and tackling Islamist militancy likely to be his two biggest challenges. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  74. Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) celebrate election results late on May 11, in Lahore, Pakistan. Millions of Pakistanis cast votes in a parliamentary election Saturday. For the first time in the country's history, an elected government will hand over power to another elected government. (Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  75. Pakistani prime minister hopeful Imran Khan speaks from a hospital bed in Lahore where he is recovering from a fractured spine on Sunday. Khan welcomed the high voter turnout in the country's elections, but said his party would submit a report on alleged vote-rigging. (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  76. Election workers count ballots after polls closed in Pakistan's general elections on Saturday, May 11. (Faisal Mahmood / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  77. Supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) watch election news on a television screen at the party's election headquarters in Lahore on Saturday, May 11. (Damir Sagolj / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  78. Pakistanis receive their ballot papers at a polling station in Lahore, May 11. (Rebecca Conway / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  79. People gather near a polling station in a village near Lahore, Pakistan, on May 11. A string of militant attacks cast a long shadow over Pakistan's general election on Saturday, but millions still turned out to vote in a landmark test of the troubled country's democracy. (Damir Sagolj / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  80. Pakistani women gather at a polling station to cast their ballots in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 11. (Mohammad Sajjad / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  81. Hospital staff and rescue workers move a man injured by a bomb blast during an election at Jinnah hospital in Karachi May 11. (Akhtar Soomro / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  82. Nawaz Sharif, center, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) political party, casts his vote in Lahore, May 11. (Mohsin Raza / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  83. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, former prime minister of Pakistan ruling party Pakistan People Party (PPP), talks with journalists after casting his ballot in Gujar Khan, Pakistan, May 11. (Md Nadeem / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  84. A Pakistani supporter of former cricket star-turned-politician, and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Imran Khan, talks with another person from his car, decorated with pictures bearing the image of Khan, in Islamabad, Pakistan, May 10. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  85. An election campaign office of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) that was destroyed by a bomb blast in Quetta on May 10. Pakistan is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections on May 11, the first transition between democratically elected governments in a country that has experienced three military coups and constant political instability since its creation in 1947. The parliament's ability to complete its five-year term has been hailed as a significant achievement. (Arshad Butt / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  86. Pakistan's former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, center, receives visitors on May 10 to console him over his son's abduction the previous day. Gunmen attacked an election rally in Pakistan's southern Punjab province on Thursday and abducted Ali Haider Gilani, intensifying what has already been a violent run-up to the election. (Zeeshan Hassan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  87. Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or Moment for Justice party, attend an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, May 9. (Anjum Naveed / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  88. A man sits on the window of a burning building in central Lahore on May 9. Fire erupted on the seventh floor of the LDA plaza in Lahore and quickly spread to higher floors leaving many people trapped inside the building. At least three people fell from the high floors trying to avoid fire that engulfed the building, local media reported. (Damir Sagolj / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  89. Supporters leaning on a fence listen to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaking at a campaign closing rally in Lahore on May 9. Sharif, the frontrunner in Pakistan's election campaign, gave an impassioned final speech to thousands of supporters, promising to change the country's course if elected. (Arif Ali / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  90. Former Prime Minister and head of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif speaks to supporters during an election campaign in Liaquat Bagh on May 7. (T. Mughal / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  91. Suffering with head injuries, Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan is carried by rescuers as they rush to the hospital in Lahore on May 7, after he fell off a lift taking him onto the stage for an election rally. The dramatic development came at the end of a day that saw 17 people killed and dozens more wounded in bomb attacks in northwest Pakistan, taking the death toll in the bloody campaign for the general election past 100. (Arif Ali / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  92. A supporter ties a party ribbon onto the arm of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) party, during an election campaign rally in Multan on May 6. (Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  93. A man who was injured in a bomb blast that targeted an election campaign rally of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F), in Kurram tribal agency, receives medical treatment in Peshawar on May 6. At least fifteen people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast at an election rally of a religious party in Pakistan's troubled north-western tribal region, officials said. (Arshad Arbab / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  94. Pakistani workers carry ballot boxes and electoral materials on May 6 in Karachi to be transported to polling stations for the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Pakistan will elect a new government to serve for the next five years in polls on May 11. The election of the national and four provincial assemblies will mark the first time a civilian government has completed a full term and handed over to another, in a country that has been ruled by the military for half its existence. (Asif Hassan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  95. Supporters wave toward a helicopter transporting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) candidate Imran Khan after his election campaign rally in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province May 4. Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, has an enthusiatic following among young voters. (Fayaz Aziz / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  96. Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay, an inmate of India's central Jammu jail who was attacked by Indian prisoners, is carried from a hospital to an ambulance in Jammu before being transferred to a hospital in Chandigarh for treatment on May 3. Ranjay died on May 9, hospital officials told AFP. He suffered massive head injuries in an apparent tit-for-tat attack after an Indian prisoner, Sarabjit Singh, was fatally assaulted in Pakistan. (AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  97. Family members of a Pakistani politician mourn his death in Karachi on May 3. Gunmen riding a motorcycle shot to death Sadiq Zaman Khattak, who was running for parliament from the Awami National Party, and his 6-year-old son. Violent attacks against political parties and candidates has marred the upcoming election. (Shakil Adil / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  98. A Pakistani boy cries after receiving the measles vaccine by a volunteer of Jamaat-ud-Dawwa in Lahore, May 3. According to the health department, the number of measles cases in Punjab province reached 7,794 since January. (K.M. Chaudary / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  99. Family members and relatives of slain Pakistani prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar sit with his body inside an ambulance at a morgue in Islamabad, May 3. Gunmen killed Pakistan's lead prosecutor investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as he drove to court in the capital on Friday, throwing the case that also involves former ruler Pervez Musharraf into disarray. (Anjum Naveed / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  100. Pakistani hospital staff transfer the body of jailed Indian spy Sarabjit Singh after an autopsy at a local hospital in Lahore, May 2. Indians expressed outrage at the Pakistan government over the death of a convicted Indian spy who had been attacked with a brick by two fellow inmates in a Pakistan prison, a development New Delhi said has damaged relations between the longtime rival nations. (K.M Chaudary / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  101. A Pakistani policeman stands guard near a gate in the Old City as banners of Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif, both leaders of political party Pakistan Muslim League-N (PMLN) are displayed on a street in Lahore on May 1. (Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  102. A Pakistani Christian woman peering out from inside a church as angry fellow Christians protest the beating of a young man from the Joseph Colony, a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, on April 30. Christians are part of the four percent of Pakistanis who belong to minority religions. (Anja Niedringhaus / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  103. Members of a brass band perform in front of an election rally of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) political party in Rawalpindi April 30. (Mian Khursheed / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  104. Pakistani security officials, journalists and local residents gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Karachi on April 27. Three bomb explosions killed two people including a young girl, in the latest violence ahead of polls next month. The blasts, two of which targeted secular political parties and another close to a Shiite mosque, came a day after a car bomb at a political meeting in the same city killed at least 10 people. (Asif Hassan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  105. A Pakistani motorcyclist crosses a flooded street following heavy rain in Peshawar on April 26. Pakistan has suffered devastating monsoon floods for the last three years, including the worst in its history in 2010 when catastrophic inundations killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million. (A. Majeed / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  106. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, talks with Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Asfhaq Parvez Kayani and members of his delegation during a meeting break on April 24, in Brussels, Belgium. The trilateral meeting is to discuss regional security issues, and the 2014 withdrawal of NATO combat forces from Afghanistan. (Evan Vucci / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  107. Pakistani paramilitary troops stand guard as lawyers chant anti-Pervez Musharraf slogans outside an anti-terrorism court, where the former president and military ruler appeared in Islamabad, April 20. Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan for nearly a decade before being forced to step down, appeared in front of the court in connection with charges linked to his 2007 sacking and detention of a number of judges. (Anjum Naveed / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  108. Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, center, is escorted by soldiers and police commandos as he leaves the anti-terrorism court after a hearing in Islamabad, April 20. Musharraf appeared before an anti-terrorism court after spending the night at police headquarters, following his arrest. (Aamir Qureshi / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  109. An earthquake survivor walks on the rubble of a mud house after it collapsed in the town of Mashkeel, southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, near the Iranian border on April 17. A powerful earthquake struck a border area of southeast Iran, killing at least 35 people in neighboring Pakistan and destroying hundreds of houses and shaking buildings as far away as India and Gulf Arab states. (Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  110. People run past a burning car after a suicide attack in Peshawar, April 16. A suicide bomber targeted members of an anti-Taliban political party in northwestern Pakistan. (Nasir Khan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  111. Pakistani rescue workers carry Masoom Shah, center, a local leader of Awami National Party who was injured in a bombing during his election campaign, in Peshawar, April 14. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though the ANP is among a group of parties facing threats from the Pakistani Taliban, apparently for being vocal against the insurgency. Since April, the Taliban has killed more than 90 people in attacks on three major political parties, preventing many of their most prominent candidates from openly campaigning. (Bilawal Arbab / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  112. A man who was injured in a bomb explosion is rushed to a local hospital for medical treatment in Peshawar, April 13. An explosion tore through a commuter van in Peshawar, killing at least nine people and injuring 16 others. (Arshad Arbab / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  113. A day laborer, Wakeel Mohammed, 38, sits on a roadside with his daughter Halimah, 1, on his lap and his relative Khadijah, 7, right, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, April 11. Wakeel and his family fled Pakistan's tribal region of Mohmand Agency due to fighting between the Taliban and the army and took refuge in Islamabad. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  114. Model Nadia Hussain applies make-up on her shoulder as she prepares to take to the catwalk on the last day of the Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi on April 10. (Insiya Syed / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  115. Pakistani schoolgirls attend a karate class at Shotokan Karate School in Islamabad, April 8. Wonder Woman and Supergirl now have a Pakistani counterpart in the pantheon of female superheroes -- one who shows a lot less skin. Meet Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls' school where she works. Sadly, it's a battle Pakistanis are all too familiar with in the real world. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  116. A man looks at the destroyed electricity power plant following an attack by gunmen in Badh Bher, a suburb of Peshawar on April 2. Dozens of gunmen attacked an electricity plant in northwest Pakistan, killing seven people and disrupting power to 100,000 people. (AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  117. Badam Zari, right, a woman from Bajaur tribal agency near the Afghan border, talks with journalists about contesting general elections from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), in Bajauar, April 1. Zari is the first woman to run for office from the tribal areas where conservatives do not allow women to cast ballots due to traditional veiling customs. Pakistan's May 11 elections will mark the first-ever transition from one elected civilian government to another in the country’s 65-year history. (Hanifullah Khan / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  118. Pakistani female doctors help a disabled child at a rehabilitation center at the Dow Medical Institute for Health in Karachi, March 30. In a country better known for honor killings of women and low literacy rates for girls, Pakistan’s medical schools are a reflection of how women’s roles are evolving. Women now make up the vast majority of students studying medicine, a gradual change that’s come about after a quota favoring male admittance into medical school was lifted in 1991. (Fareed Khan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  119. Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, leader of Islamic political party Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam speaks to supporters as Pakistan gears up for general elections, during a rally in Lahore, March 31. (Rahat Dar / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  120. Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf is greeted by supporters after landing on Pakistani soil at Jinnah International airport on March 24, in Karachi. The former president and military ruler returned to Pakistan after 4 years of self-imposed exile to participate in historic elections in May. Mr. Musharraf has been granted protective bail in several cases, including conspiracy to murder which has paved his way allowing for his return amidst threats from the Taliban. (Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  121. An image from a video released by the Tehrik-e-Taliban in Pakistan to journalists, shows Adnan Rashid, center, who fled a prison from a death row for his conviction in an assasination attempt on former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, surrounded by militants at an undisclosed location near the Pak-Afghan border March 24. "The mujahedeen of Islam have prepared a death squad to send Pervez Musharraf to hell," said Rashid in the video. Living in exile since 2009, Musharraf has downplayed an assassination threat by Taliban. (Dsk / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  122. People comfort the relative of a victim of a bomb blast targeting a camp for internally displaced people, at a local hospital in Peshawar, March 21. At least four people were killed in a bomb attack at a camp where hundreds of people displaced by fighting with Islamist rebels in the region are living. (Arshad Arbab / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  123. A man watching stars on a rooftop near the Chanan Pir shrine during annual festival in Chanan Pir, March 14. The Channan Pir is a 600-year-old shrine of a Muslim saint that lies in Cholistan Desert between Derawer and Din Garh Fort, a few kilometers from Yazman. (Rahat Dar / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  124. A Pakistani man walks past billboards showing from right, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf , Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, and President Asif Ali Zardari, in Islamabad, March 18. Morsi arrived in Pakistan on March 18, on a South Asian tour that will also take in India as he works to promote trade and investment in his nation's troubled economy. Morsi's one-day trip to Pakistan is the first by an Egyptian leader since Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1960s, Pakistan's foreign ministry said. President Zardari urged the Egyptian president to help resolve the crisis in Syria (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  125. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, talks on a hand-held radio to order the official start of construction on a pipeline to transfer natural gas from Iran to Pakistan, as his Pakistani counterpart President Asif Ali Zardari, center right, looks on, in Chabahar, southeastern Iran, near the Pakistani border, March 11, 2013. The leaders of Pakistan and Iran pushed ahead with a pipeline to bring natural gas from Iran despite American opposition, with the Iranian president saying the West has no right to block the project. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stands at left. (Vahid Salemi / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  126. Azra, 68, looks at her dead pet bird at her home, which was burnt by a mob two days earlier, in Badami Bagh, Lahore, March 11, 2013. Hundreds of Pakistani Christians took to the streets across the country, demanding better protection after a Christian neighborhood in Lahore was torched in connection with the country's controversial anti-blasphemy law. (Mohsin Raza / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  127. Pakistani Christians raise their hands during a demonstration in Lahore, March 10. Hundreds of Christians protesting the burning of their homes by a Muslim mob over alleged blasphemous remarks made against the Islam's Prophet Muhammad clashed with police in eastern and southern Pakistan. (K.M. Chaudary / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  128. A wounded man is carried to a nearby hospital following a bomb blast in Peshawar, March 9. At least six people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb exploded at a mosque in a congested commercial neighborhood during midday prayers. (Arshad Arbab / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  129. Shiite Muslims carry bodies during a funeral for those killed in a bomb attack, a day earlier, in Karachi, March 4. A suspected suicide bomber attacked Shiite Muslims as they were leaving a mosque in Pakistan's commercial capital, March 3, killing at least 45 people in another signal Sunni militants are escalating sectarian attacks. (Athar Hussain / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  130. Firefighters spray water to control a fire in a building after a bomb blast in a residential area in Karachi March 3. A bomb attack in a Shiite Muslim area of Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi killed 25 people and wounding dozens more. (Akhtar Soomro / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  131. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, welcomes his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 27. Zardari is visiting Tehran where he is expected to finalize a gas pipeline deal with Iran that is being opposed by the United States. (Vahid Salemi / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  132. Pakistani Kushti wrestlers warm up before attending their daily training session, at a wrestling club in Lahore, Feb. 26. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  133. A Shiite Muslim girl attends a protest against a bomb attack in Quetta's Shiite Muslim area, in Lahore, on Feb. 19. Pakistani Shiites furious over the sectarian bombing that killed 89 people protested, demanding that security forces protect them from hardline Sunni groups. (Mohsin Raza / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  134. Relatives of bombing victims sit beside bodies for a third day, refusing to bury them until their demands are met, on Feb. 19. Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf ordered a targeted operation in the provincial capital of Quetta after at least 89 Shiites died in a weekend bombing, the second deadly attack there against the minority Muslim denomination in as many months. Banned Sunni extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for both the weekend attack and one in January when twin blasts killed at least 86 people. (Yasir Khan / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  135. A military official hands over a Pakistan military cap, stick and national flag to the father of Pakistani soldier Muhammad Akhlaq, killed by Indian soldiers while crossing into the Indian side of Kashmir at a post on the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed region of Kashmir, after his burial in Rawalpindi, Feb. 16. Tension remains high a month after the worst outbreak of violence in years in the disputed region. (Sohail Shahzad / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  136. A supporter of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa shouts slogans during an anti-India demonstration to condemn the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru, in Rawalpindi, Feb. 10. India hanged the Kashmiri militant for an attack on the country's parliament in 2001, sparking clashes in Kashmir between hundreds of protesters and police who wielded batons and fired teargas to disperse the crowds. India's President Pranab Mukherjee rejected a mercy petition from Guru and he was hanged at in Tihar jail in the capital, New Delhi. (Mian Khursheed / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  137. Aurangzeb Farooqi, center, leader of Ahl-i-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), arrives to attend the meeting of religious teachers and scholars in Karachi, Feb. 6. Foorqi survived a assassination attempt on Dec. 25, 2012 after which he made a chilling speech to his followers, saying, "I will make Sunnis so powerful against Shiites that no Sunni will even want to shake hands with a Shiite. They will die their own deaths; we won't have to kill them." (Athar Hussain / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  138. Pakistani soldiers carry the flag-draped caskets of their colleagues killed in an attack by militants during their funeral ceremony in Bannu, Feb. 2. Taliban militants attacked an isolated army checkpoint in Pakistan's restive northwest on Saturday, with at least 31 people killed in the initial assault, subsequent crossfire and a rocket attack. (Zahid Mohammad / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  139. A man who was injured during a suicide bomb attack in the northwestern town of Hangu receives treatment at Peshawar's hospital, Feb. 1. A suicide bomber killed 22 people in a crowded market outside two mosques from separate Muslim sects in Pakistan's restive northwest. Two of the dead were policemen. (Fayaz Aziz / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  140. Pakistani schoolgirls, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, listen to their teacher as a health worker visits their school to give them polio vaccines, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Jan. 31. Two Pakistani polio workers on their way to vaccinate children in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border were killed by a roadside bomb the same day. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  141. A girl from an underprivileged background learns to use a computer at Mashal School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Jan. 24. Pakistani street children who once had to wash cars or scavenge now study at the school, a non-profit organization which serves over 400 children. (Zohra Bensemra / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  142. People attend the funeral, on Jan. 18, of Pakistani lawmaker Manzar Imam who was killed with his three bodyguards. Unknown gunmen on motorbikes killed Imam, a Shia member of the political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement, and his guards the day before. (Fareed Khan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  143. Female supporters of Tahir-ul Qadri stand guard to protect sleeping women taking part in the fourth day of protests in Islamabad, Jan. 17. Pakistan's president intervened to stop authorities from using force against protesters who are calling for parliament to be dissolved in Islamabad's largest political rally in years. (Asif Hassan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  144. Pakistani villagers comfort a man mourning over the death of a family member, outside the governor's house in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Jan. 16. Hundreds of villagers from northwest Pakistan protested the killing of 18 of their relatives in an overnight raid that they blamed on security forces, displaying the bodies of the victims in the provincial capital. (Mohammad Sajjad / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  145. Supporters of Tahirul Qadri, a prominent religious scholar who recently returned to Pakistan from Canada, listen to his speech during in a sit-in protest in Islamabad, Jan. 15. Thousands joined Tahirul Qadri in a march from the eastern city of Lahore on Jan. 13 and reached Islamabad two days later to demand political reforms. The Supreme Court ordered the detention of Pakistan's Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, and others accused of corruption. (T. Mughal / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  146. Tahirul Qadri, a Pakistani religious leader, arrives at a protest march in Islamabad Jan. 15, along with tens of thousands of protesters. Qadri is calling for authorities to implement election reforms ahead of a parliamentary vote which should be held within 60 days after the term of the current assembly expires in March, but is accused of trying to sow political chaos ahead of elections. (Farooq Naeem / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  147. Shiite Muslims sit by the bodies of the victims of twin bombings for the third day, during a protest in Quetta, Jan. 14. Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf dismissed his party's government in the south-western province of Balochistan, clearing the way for Shiite Muslims hit by a deadly attack last week to bury their dead. Thousands of members of the minority sect had been staging a sit-in among dozens of shroud-covered bodies in the provincial capital Quetta since Jan. 11, to protest twin bombings that killed more than 84 people, mostly Shiites from ethnic Hazara community. (Waheed Khan / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  148. Journalists from the Baluchistan Union of Journalists hold a photograph of their colleague Imran Sheikh, who was killed in an explosion the day before, during a silent protest against bomb blasts and to condemn the killing of members of the media, outside the press club in Quetta on Jan. 11. (Naseer Ahmed / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  149. People gather around the bodies of relatives who were killed in twin bombings in Quetta, Baluchistan province, on Jan. 11. The death toll in multiple bombings rose to 120 with 230 injured, the deadliest single day for Pakistan in five years. A journalist from the local Samaa television channel, as well as several police and rescue officials, were among the dead. Quetta and other parts of Baluchistan have been restive for several years, but attacks on security forces and Shiites - a minority Muslim sect in Pakistan - have increased in recent months. (Musa Farman / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  150. A paramilitary soldier reacts as he asks civilians to leave the scene of a bomb explosion in Quetta, Jan. 10. Dozens were killed and hundreds more injured in twin blasts that took place at a billards hall. (Naseer Ahmed / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  151. Pakistani soldiers lay a wreath on the grave of Muhammad Aslam, a soldier whom the Pakistan military said was killed by Indian soldiers during an attack at a Pakistani checkpost on the Line of Control (LoC) near Hajpir in the disputed region of Kashmir, Jan. 8. A gunfight between Indian and Pakistani troops in Kashmir could heighten tensions between the nuclear neighbors. India denies that its troops crossed over the line during the incident and accused Pakistan of "barbaric and inhuman" behavior for killing and mutilating the bodies of two Indian solders after a previous firefight. (Stringer / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  152. A man looks through broken glass on the Jaffar Express train after an attack at a railway station in Quetta on Jan. 6. Unidentified gunmen fired at a train in Baluchistan province, killing at least five people and seriously injuring 20 others. (Banaras Khan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  153. Pakistani schoolgirls who were displaced from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, chant prayers at a school on the outskirts of Islamabad on Jan. 3 for five female teachers and two aid workers who were killed by gunmen. Gunmen killed the teachers and aid workers in an ambush on a van carrying workers home from their jobs at a community center on Jan. 1. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  154. An injured man receives treatment at a hospital in Karachi, Jan. 1, 2013. A bomb exploded in a crowded area of the southern port city, killing at least one person and wounding 21. (Athar Hussain / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
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