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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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A vendor cleans old books at his stall on a flooded street following heavy rain in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani children play in flooded street following heavy rain in Lahore, Pakistan. Flash floods are common across Pakistan during the monsoon rains, which killed two people in the northwestern city of Peshawar after a roof caved in there.

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Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, celebrate during an election campaign in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan will hold a general election on July 25.

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Nawaz Sharif with daughter Maryam at a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests in Lahore

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Shahbaz Sharif, sits in car on left, brother of Pakistani former prime minister Nawaz Sharif leaves for airport in Lahore, Pakistan.

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People hold an injured supporter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after a clash with police in Lahore, Pakistan. .

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Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif rally to receive their leader in Lahore, Pakistan. Sharif returned from London along with his daughter, Maryam, to face a 10-year prison sentence on corruption charges, anti-corruption officials said. Maryam Sharif faces seven years in jail.

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Hafiz Saeed, center, head of the Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa inaugurates an election office of the newly formed political party Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani horse-cart owner wades through a flooded road after heavy rain fall in Lahore, Pakistan. Torrential monsoon rains lashed many cities and towns across Pakistan before dawn flooding streets and killing six people, as authorities struggled to restore normalcy in rain-affected areas.

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, left, addresses a ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of nuclear tests by Pakistan, with his daughter Maryam Nawaz in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani artists present classical dance to celebrate International Dance Day in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party waves to supporters during a rally in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Supporters of opposition leader Imran Khan's party Tehreek-e-Insaf attend a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Tens of thousands of supporters of a popular opposition lawmaker who hopes to become Pakistan's prime minister have gathered in the eastern city of Lahore as his political party launched its campaign for July elections.

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Pakistani protesters condemn the recent US-led airstrikes against Syria in Lahore, Pakistan. Banner reads "Condemn US, France and Britain attacks on Syria".

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Supporters of Jammu Kashmir Movement stage a rally to condemn the recent killings of Indian Kashmiris protesting against Indian rule that erupted in several parts of Kashmir, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Models present creations by Pakistani designer Fahadh Hussayn during the third-day of the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Fashion Week in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's opposition leader Imran praises the Supreme Court's ruling against Pakistani ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing his supporters in Lahore, Pakistan. The Court has ruled against Sharif, declaring that anyone disqualified from office cannot serve as head of a political party.

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party chief Imran Khan sits with his spiritual guide and third wife Bushra Maneka in Lahore.

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Students of Punjab University rally to condemn the Valentine celebration, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's media regulatory authority, acting on a court order, instructed on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 that all news channels, radio stations and print media to refrain from promoting Valentine's Day.

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People gather outside their offices after a severe earthquake is felt in Lahore, Pakistan. A strong magnitude-6.1 earthquake rattled Pakistan and Afghanistan, including the capital cities of both countries, damaging mud-brick homes in southwestern Pakistan and killing a girl and wounding five other people, officials said.

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Pakistani cleric and head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity, Hafiz Saeed addresses a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan. The radical Pakistani cleric wanted by the United States and released from detention last year claims he is not involved in any illegal activities and is inviting the United Nations to visit the offices of his charity in Lahore. Saeed founded Lashker-e-Taiba, which was blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

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Pakistani students light candles during a protest rally to condemn the rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, an 8-year-old girl, last week in Kasur, in Lahore, Pakistan. Anees Ansari, Zainab's father, accused the police of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing. Two people were killed and three others were wounded in clashes between angry Kasur residents and police after protesters enraged over her death attacked a police station in the city.

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Supporters of the Pakistani civil society group Khaksar Tehreek, protest against U.S. President Donald Trump in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Released Indian fishermen arrive at Lahore railway station to leave for their home country, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan released 147 Indian fishermen, who had been held for illegally entering and fishing in Pakistani waters.

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Models present creations by designer Kian-E during the Pantene Hum Bridal Couture Week in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Models present creations of designer Fahad Hussayn during the Pantene Hum Bridal Couture Week in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani cleric and head of Jamatud Dawa Hafiz Saeed addresses an anti American rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Hundreds of Islamists and other organizations have rallied in major cities of Pakistan, condemning U.S. President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious party, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, waves outside a court in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious party, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, gives Friday sermon at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious party, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, waves on his arrival to a court in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Kathak dancer Farah Yasmeen Shaikh performs a classical dance during the Faiz International Festival at Al-Hamra Art Council in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Malang, devotees of the saint Data Ganj Baksh, dance on the second day of the three-day Urs festival at the shrine in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Malang, devotees of the saint Data Ganj Baksh, dance on the second day of the three-day Urs festival at the shrine in Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of pilgrims arrived from different cities to attend the festival.

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Sikh pilgrims attend a religious festival to celebrate the 549th birth anniversary of their spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak, at Nankana Sahib near Lahore, Pakistan.

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Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A model presents a creation of designer Ahmed Sultan during the Bridal Fashion Week organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Models present creations of designer Sana Safinaz during the Bridal Fashion Week organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A model presents a creation of designer Sara Rohale Asghar during the Bridal Fashion Week organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses his party supporters in Lahore, Pakistan. Sharif's re-election as president of the country's ruling party, Pakistan Muslim League re-election came after parliament the previous day approved a bill allowing officials disqualified by courts to hold party offices.

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A Shiite Muslim flagellates himself with chains during a Muharram procession in Lahore, Pakistan. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.

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Pakistani security personnel escort Muharram procession in Karachi, Pakistan. Authorities take extra security measure during Muharram, a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.

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Pakistan cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq speaks during press conference to announce test squad for upcoming series against against Sri Lanka, at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani cricket fans watch a match between World XI and Pakistan at Gaddafi stadium, in Lahore, Pakistan. Spectators in the heavily guarded stadium showed their appreciation for the World XI, the first major cricket team to visit Pakistan in eight years.

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Pakistan's Shoaib Malik is bowled by World XI bowler Thisara Perera during the first of three Twenty20s at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Members of the World XI team ride in traditional rickshaws before the start of the first Twenty20 cricket match between the World XI team and Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan. The World XI team, led by South Africa's Faf du Plessis, arrived in Lahore amid tight security to play a three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan.

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Pakistani police commandos take position on the arrival of World XI players at Gaddafi stadium for a practice session in Lahore, Pakistan. A World XI led by South Africa's Faf du Plessis arrived in Lahore amid tight security to play a three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan.

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Skipper World XI Faf du Plessis, left, holds the World XI trophy with his Pakistani counterpart Sarfraz Ahmed ahead of the World XI series, at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. A World XI team led by South Africa's Faf du Plessis arrived in Lahore amid tight security to play a three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan.

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Pakistanis rally against America in Lahore, Pakistan. Protesters objected to President Donald Trump's allegation that Islamabad is harboring militants who battle U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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Pakistani protesters burn a representation of the American flag and an effigy of President Donald Trump during an anti-U.S demonstration in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's political, religious and military leaders have rejected President Donald Trump's allegation that Islamabad is harboring militants who battle U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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People burn representations of Indian flags and pictures of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the Indian Independence Day, in Lahore, Pakistan. They observed Indian Independence Day as a Black Day.

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Pakistani Kashmiris hold a protest in support of Indian Kashmiris on the occasion of Indian Independence Day, in Karachi, Pakistan. Banner on right, reads "Indian's independence day is a black day for Kashmiris."

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Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses a crowd during his visit to a mausoleum of Pakistani poet Mohammad Iqbal on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Milli Muslim League (MML) leaders join hands during the party's rally 'Istehkaam Pakistan Conference' in Lahore.

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Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters upon arrival to address a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. A massive crowd of supporters has greeted Sharif in his hometown of Lahore at a large rally that began three days ago. Sharif said citizens had not accepted his disqualification and asked his supporters to await his next move, without elaborating.

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Bhagat Singh at a Lahore prison in 1927 with a CID officer

Anti-government Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Qadri, the fiery cleric, said that he will launch a new anti government campaign and praised the Supreme Court for disqualifying Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Pakistani workers install a huge billboard of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the planned route of his rally at a highway in Islamabad, Pakistan. According to Malik Mohammad Ahmed, a spokesman in Punjab where Lahore is the provincial capital, Sharif planned to travel with a convoy of supporters by road from the capital, Islamabad to Lahore.

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Pakistani investigators examine the site of an explosion in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani police say a blast near parked fruit trucks has wounded some people, collapsed the roof of small school building and destroyed a truck in the eastern city of Lahore.

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Pakistani investigators examine the site of an explosion in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Local residents look damages at the site of an explosion in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani security personnel visit the site of a blast in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani police say a blast near parked fruit trucks has wounded ten people, collapsed the roof of a small school building and destroyed a truck in the eastern city of Lahore.

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Pakistani relatives of suicide bombing victim mourn during a funeral in Lahore, Pakistan. A suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore killing more than 20 people and left many more wounded. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility.

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Pakistani rescue workers remove a body from the site of bombing in the eastern city of Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani officials said that the car bomb killed over 10 people and wounded more than 20 others at a vegetable market in Kot Lakhpat.

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A victim's boot lies at the site of a deadly bombing in the eastern city of Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani officials said that the suicide motorcycle bombing killed over 20 people and wounded more than 20 others at a vegetable market in the neighborhood of Kot Lakhpat on Lahore's outskirts.

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Pakistani protesters protest to express solidarity with Kashmiris who are resisting Indian rule, in Lahore, Pakistan. Placard in center reads "International community, take notice of atrocities on Kashmiris.

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Pakistani women greet each others after the Eid al-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at the historic Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani women buy traditional bangles and other items for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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People ride on a crowded passenger bus to reach their villages and cities to celebrate upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Christians attend a Palm Sunday mass in St. Anthony church in Lahore, Pakistan. Roman Catholics trooped to churches Sunday to commemorate the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

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People look at a burning passenger train in Shaikhupura, near Lahore, Pakistan. Authorities in Pakistan say a passenger train has collided with an oil tanker truck, killing at least one person and injuring others.

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Women from the Pakistani Hindu community smear each others faces with color to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, at a temple in Lahore, Pakistan. Holi festival marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil.

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Pakistan has decided to put terrorist Hafiz Saeed under house arrest

Hafiz Saeed, leader of thePakistani religious group and charity, Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses his supporters outside the party's headquarters, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani police officer patrols in the vicinity of the house of Hafiz Saeed, leader of the Pakistani religious group and charity, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani police officer escorts Hafiz Saeed, left, Chief of Pakistan's religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa outside party's headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan. Hafiz Saeed, whose Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was placed under house arrest along with four aides.

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Pakistani Christians attend a candlelight service ahead of Christmas at a local church in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Transgender Pakistani performers take part in a play titled 'Teesri Dum or The Third Tune', a documentary theatre on transgender life and struggles in Pakistan, organized by OLOMOPOLO media with Claire Pamment at Al-Hamra Arts Council in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Models present bridal creations of designer Zonia Anwar during Hum Bridal Couture Week 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Models present bridal creations by designer Zonia Anwaar during Hum Bridal Couture Week 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani security officials from the Anti-Narcotic Control Forces burn a pile of seized drugs smashed bottles liquor, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan is taking strict measures to stop drug trafficking from neighboring Afghanistan and Pakistani tribal areas.

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Hafiz Saeed, center, leader of Jamaat-ud-Dawa arrives to address an anti-Indian rally in Lahore, Pakistan.

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People see off their relatives traveling to India at a railway station in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan and India face tension after an attack earlier this month on an Indian military base in Kashmir that left many soldiers dead.

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People see off their relatives traveling to India at a railway station in Lahore, Pakistan.

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