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An environmental ministry official provides masks to children in Lahore, Pakistan. Dangerously poor air quality has forced Pakistan's government to close all schools in Lahore, the capital of eastern Punjab province and home to 11 million people.

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Pakistani cleric Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, waves to his supporters during a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of supporters of the ultra-conservative religious party gathered to start a large anti-government march on Pakistan's capital.

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Families participate in a ceremony to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, at a temple in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Sri Lankan players celebrate their victory against Pakistan in the final of Twenty20 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. A second-string Sri Lanka team whitewashed top-ranked Pakistan 3-0 by registering 13-run victory in the third and final Twenty20.

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Pakistani cricket fans celebrate at a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani security personnel guard the Gaddafi Stadium during the second Twenty20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal, left, looks to umpire while Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Pradeep appeals for his dismissal during first Twenty20 match at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka acknowledges his fifty against Pakistan during 1st Twenty20 match at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani batsman Sarfraz Ahmed, left, plays a shot while Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Minod Bhanuka looks on during 1st Twenty20 match at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Cricket fans stand in queue for security check at Gaddafi stadium ahead of 1st Twenty20 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani paramilitary soldier patrol at the vicinity of Gaddafi stadium to ensure security for 1st Twenty20 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani students stage a protest against the Indian government and to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani soldier stands guard outside Gaddafi Stadium ahead of a cricket series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The return of limited-overs international cricket to Pakistan after a 10-year absence following a terrorist attack targeting a foreign team has coincided with a renewed plea from the country's cricket chief to recommence full, in-bound tours.

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Pakistani soldiers guard the Gaddafi Stadium ahead of a cricket series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The return of limited-overs international cricket to Pakistan after a 10-year absence following a terrorist attack targeting a foreign team has coincided with a renewed plea from the country's cricket chief to recommence full, in-bound tours.

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Pakistani soldiers guard the Gaddafi Stadium ahead of a cricket series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The return of limited-overs international cricket to Pakistan after a 10-year absence following a terrorist attack targeting a foreign team has coincided with a renewed plea from the country's cricket chief to recommence full, in-bound tours.

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A model presents creation by designer Asma Aslam during the Bridal Fashion Week organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani students rally against India to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris, ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the UN General Assembly session, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A model presents creation by designer Zubia Zainab during the Bridal Fashion Week organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Models present creation by designer Hussain Rehar during the Bridal Fashion Week organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A model presents creation by designer Abbas Jamil Rajpoot during the Bridal Fashion Week organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council in Lahore, Pakistan.

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People stand outside after an earthquake is felt in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistan children dress up like injured Kashmiri children and hold portraits of world leaders during a demonstration organized by International Human Right Movement to express solidarity with Kashmiris, in Lahore, Pakistan. Tensions between Pakistan and India, two nuclear-armed countries, has increased since Aug. 5, when India downgraded the autonomy of Kashmir and imposed tighter controls on the area.

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Pakistani students take part in the Climate March in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Muhammad Safdar, right, escorts his wife Maryam Nawaz, daughter of arrested former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to an accountability court in Lahore, Pakistan. The court summoned her for using a bogus trust deed in the Avenfield properties case.

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Kartarpur Corridor Project Director Atif Majid address journalists at the site of the corridor in Narowal, 125kms from Lahore in Pakistan. Majid told the visiting journalists that so far 86 per cent of the work on the corridor has been completed and it will be opened on November 9.

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A vehicle carrying an Indian diplomat leaves the foreign ministry following a meeting with Kulbhushan Jadhav, an imprisoned Indian convicted of spying, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan has granted rare consular access to Jadhav who faces the death penalty in a case that's been a source of friction between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have recently seen tensions between them escalate further over disputed Kashmir.

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Pakistani protesters rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistan police officers escort Maryam Nawaz, second from left, daughter of arrested former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves an accountability in Lahore, Pakistan. Court summoned her for using a bogus trust deed in the Avenfield properties case.

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Pakistani protesters rally against India in Lahore, Pakistan.

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People offer Eid al-Adha prayers in Lahore, Pakistan. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, that marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son.

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Passengers arrive from India at Lahore railway station in Pakistan. Pakistan's federal minister for railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that Islamabad has suspended a key train service with neighboring India over change in Kashmir's special status by New Delhi. Ahmad said the Express, or Friendship Express, train service was suspended from Thursday.

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Pakistani students attend an anti-Indian rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan has decided to downgrade its diplomatic ties with neighboring India and suspend bilateral trade in response to New Delhi's decision to reduce the special status of Kashmir, a Himalayan region claimed by both countries.

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People rally to protest and express support and solidarity with Kashmiri people in their peaceful struggle for their right to self-determination, in Lahore.

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Pakistanis protest against India and express support and solidarity with Kashmiri people in their peaceful struggle for their right to self-determination, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistanis burn a poster of Prime Minster Narendra Modi during a protest to express support and solidarity with Kashmiri people in their peaceful struggle for their right to self-determination, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani vendors carry animals in a bus for the upcoming Muslim festival Eid al-Adha in Lahore, Pakistan. Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, is the most important Islamic holiday and marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son.

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Pakistanis protest to express support and solidarity with Kashmiri people in their peaceful struggle for their right to self-determination, in Karachi, Pakistan. India's government has revoked Kashmir's special status by a presidential order as thousands of troops patrolled and internet and phone services were suspended in the region.

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Maryam Nawaz, leader of Pakistan Muslim League and daughter of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif addresses a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan. Maryam Nawaz, said that physicians who examined her father in his prison cell have recommended hospitalization, saying his life is at risk.

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A man wades through a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal briefs the media before the meeting with Indian officials at Wagah border, near Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani and Indian officials met at Wahga joint border point for procedural talks on finalizing the opening of Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims.

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People wade through a flooded street after a rainfall in Lahore, Pakistan. Heavy rain lashed the city causing rain-linked accidents.

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People wade through a flooded street after a rainfall in Lahore, Pakistan. Heavy rain lashed the city causing rain-linked accidents.

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Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Pakistan's convicted premier Nawaz Sharif, gestures during a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's convicted premier's daughter has alleged that her father's conviction was achieved by blackmailing the judge despite no evidence of corruption and money laundering against him.

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A Pakistani police officer escorts detained Chinese nationals, who are accused of luring Pakistani women into fake marriages, as they arrive to a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency arrested the men in the Punjab province, following an undercover operation that included attending an arranged marriage, official said.

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People protest against budget government presented in the Parliament, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's finance minister has presented the new federal budget to Parliament, proposing additional taxes and increasing electricity and gas tariffs to meet IMF conditions for getting a $6 billion bailout.

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Detained Chinese nationals who are accused of luring Pakistani women into fake marriages arrive at a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency arrested the men in the Punjab province, following an undercover operation that included attending an arranged marriage, local media reported.

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Pakistani passengers ride on crowded bus to their hometown and villages to celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday to mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Chinese Nationals arrested in Pakistan for smuggling Pakistani girls and running organ racket, in Lahore.

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Pakistani Christians attend a special prayers service in Lahore, Pakistan during a vigil for the victims of the bomb explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The Easter Sunday suicide bombings at churches and hotels killed over 350 people and injured 500.

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Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, right in a car, leaves the Kot Lakpat jail in Lahore, Pakistan. In a Tuesday ruling the supreme court granted six weeks' bail to Sharif for medical treatment at a domestic hospital. The court said Sharif -- who has heart-related issues -- will not be allowed to leave the country.

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Relatives of victims of a 2007 train explosion in India hold a protest in Lahore, Pakistan. Family members of Pakistanis killed and injured in an Indian train explosion protested an Indian court's acquittal of four Hindus charged with triggering the blasts 12 years ago, which killed 68 passengers.

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A health worker gives a polio vaccination to a child in Lahore, Pakistan. A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its first nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the year in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of 2019. Pakistan reported only eight new polio cases in 2018.

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Pakistani dwellers of Lahore slums fetch clean water for their domestic use in Pakistan. Pakistanis also observes the International Water Day focusing on the importance of fresh water and advocating for sustainable management of water resources.

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A Pakistani woman, left, receives her Indian relative who arrives at Lahore railway station in Pakistan. Officials from India and Pakistan met amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan.

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A Pakistani policeman stands guard as people come out of the Al-Qadsia mosque, headquarters of a religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) after offering prayers in Lahore, Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered the takeover of assets and property of dozens of militant organizations who continue operating in Pakistan under different names.

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Pakistani policewomen rally on the International Women's Day in Lahore Pakistan. Pakistani women mark the International Women's Day across the country against wage gap and gender violence.

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Indian and Pakistani supporters watch an ODI in Lahore on March 24, 2004

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A passenger looks out from a train on her way to India, after being stranded in Pakistan for a week, at Lahore Railway Station in Pakistan. A Pakistani railways official says a key train service between Pakistan and neighbouring India has been resumed, a sign on easing tensions between the two South Asian nuclear-armed rivals.

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Pakistani family waves to their Indian relatives, who are leaving to return to India, after being stranded in Pakistan for a week, at Lahore Railway Station in Pakistan.

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Members of the civil society group, Citizens of Lahore, participate in a candlelit vigil against the war, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A member of the civil society group, Citizens of Lahore, participates in a candlelit vigil against war, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A stranded Indian passenger takes care of her child at Lahore railway station while waiting for the resumption of train to travel to India, in Lahore, Pakistan. A Pakistani Cabinet minister says a key train service between Pakistan and neighboring India will resume on Monday, a sign on easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. The train service, known as Samjhauta Express, was suspended by Pakistani authorities this past week, stranding people on both sides.

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Pakistani troops stand guard on a blocked road to the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan closed airports for civilians operations amid tension along the border with India.

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Indian passengers arrive at Lahore railway station to travel to India, in Pakistan. The Pakistan government temporally suspended the Pakistan-Indian bound Samjhuta Express after escalation tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

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A Pakistani woman sees off her relatives travel to India via Samjhota Express at Lahore railway station in Pakistan. Indian authorities suspended a bus service this week without explanation. The development comes amid escalated tensions between Pakistan and India in the wake of last week's deadly suicide bombing in Kashmir against Indian paramilitary troops.

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Pakistani protesters rally to condemn a visit of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince to Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, raise their hands to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris during a rally for Kashmir Day in Lahore, Pakistan. Placard at right reads, "Kashmir is haven on earth."

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Hafiz Saeed, chief of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, addresses a rally for Kashmir Day in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's prime minister and president offered support for rebels in the Indian part of the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir as the country staged rallies marking the annual Day of Solidarity with Kashmir.

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Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik, a Pakistani religious group, shower rose petals on an armored police car carrying their leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, as he arrives to a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Police detained Rizvi, a radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with nationwide rallies following the acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy.

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Pakistani homeless people stay at a shelter home set up by the government during a harsh winter in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A vegetable seller rides his donkey cart through thick fog in eastern city of Lahore, Pakistan. Various cities in eastern and central Pakistan continue to experience heavy fog, disrupting air and road transportation.

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Pakistani Christians attend a midnight service at Sacred Heart Cathedral, ending of the year 2018 in Lahore, Pakistan.

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People wait for transport during a foggy morning in Lahore, Pakistan. Various cities in eastern and central Pakistan continue to experience heavy fog, disrupting air and road transportation.

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A cyclist pedals during a heavy fog in Lahore, Pakistan. Various cities in eastern and central Pakistan continue to experience heavy fog, disrupting air and road transportation.

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Models present the creations by designer Aisha Imran during Bridal Couture Week, in Lahore, Pakistan. More than twenty five designers showcasing their latest bridal collections in the three-day event.

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A model presents a creation by designer Reema Hasan during Bridal Couture Week, in Lahore, Pakistan. More than twenty five designers showcasing their latest bridal collections in the three-day event.

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Sikh pilgrims attend a religious festival to celebrate the birth anniversary of their spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak, at Nankana Sahib near Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani police guard a Sikh temple during a religious festival to celebrate the birth anniversary of spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak, at Nankana Sahib near Lahore, Pakistan.

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Sikh pilgrims pay respect, attending a religious festival to celebrate the birth anniversary of their spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak, at Nankana Sahib near Lahore, Pakistan.

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A market is decorated with lights for the Mawlid al-Nabi holiday celebrating the birthday of Islam's prophet, Muhammad, born in the year 570 in Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of Pakistani Muslims will take part in religious processions, ceremonies and distributing free meals among the poor.

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Pakistani devotees dance at the shrine of famous sufi saint Mia Mir during an annual festival in Lahore, Pakistan. The annual festival to commemorate Mia Mir, started today with thousands of people expected to visit the shrine.

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Supporters of a religious parties coalition, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Alliance, rally for the implementation of blasphemy law and against the acquittal of Pakistani Christian woman Aasia Bibi, in Lahore, Pakistan. Bibi was acquitted and released after eight years on death row for blasphemy. Her whereabouts in Islamabad remained a closely guarded secret in the wake of demands by radical Islamists that she be publicly executed.

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Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba group, which was blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, addresses at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. Saeed, a radical cleric wanted by the United States, urged followers to hold rallies across Pakistan to condemn the Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, who spent eight years on death row accused of blasphemy.

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A devotee dances during the three-day annual festival of saint Al-Sheikh Ali Bin Usman Al-Hajveri known as Data Ganjbaksh, at his shrine, in Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of people traveled from all over Pakistan to attend the celebrations.

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Unidentified relatives of Mohammad Imran coveted of killing eight children avoid the media in a van while arriving to receive his body at a prison in Lahore, Pakistan. Mohammad Imran, a serial killer of eight children, was executed after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said.

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Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif leaves after appearing in a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Sharif is in court again, this time on treason charges for comments he made earlier this year, claiming militants had crossed from Pakistan into India to carry out the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

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Pakistan's former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrives to appear in a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Shari is in court again, this time on treason charges for comments he made earlier this year, claiming militants had crossed from Pakistan into India to carry out the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Abbasi is also on trial in the same case as Sharif.

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People watch an ODI Asia Cup cricket match being played in the United Arab Emirates between Pakistan and India, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistani religious group march towards Islamabad in Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of Islamists in Pakistan launched a march toward the capital to protest a far-right Dutch lawmaker's plans to hold a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest later this year.

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Pakistanis in festive dress leave a mosque after offering the Eid al-Adha prayers, in Lahore Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf party headed by Imran Khan, shout slogans on traditional drum beat to celebrate the success of their leader, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections.

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In this Feb 19, 1999, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee waves from the maiden Delhi-Lahore bus service on his arrival at Lahore to attend a Summit in Pakistan.

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Supporter of jailed former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif protest outside the Punjab Assembly, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's lower house of parliament elected Asad Qaiser an ally of Imran Khan to be its next speaker, paving the way for the former cricket star and longtime politician to become the next prime minister.

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A heritage town hall building is illuminated with national colors in connection with the celebrations of the 71st Independence Day, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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People celebrate to mark the country's Independence Day in Lahore, Pakistan. Millions of Pakistanis celebrate the 71st Independence Day from British rule.

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Khadim Rizvi, right, leader of the religious party, Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan, addresses his supporters gathered to demonstrate against alleged election rigging, in Lahore, Pakistan. Party leaders vowed to continue their nation-wide protests and demanded a free and impartial enquiry regarding the July 25 elections.

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Supporters of the Pakistani religious party, Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan, demonstrate against alleged election rigging, in Lahore, Pakistan. Party leaders vowed to continue their nation-wide protests and demanded a free and impartial enquiry regarding the July 25 elections.

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Pakistani politician Shahbaz Sharif, centre, leader of Pakistan Muslim League and brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrives at a polling station to cast his vote in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Hafiz Saeed, center, head of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa, affixes his thumb impression before casting a vote in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, addresses his supporters during an election campaign in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan will hold general elections on July 25.

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