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A camel held in ropes by its traders performs a dance to attract customers at a makeshift cattle market, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi, Pakistan September

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A camel held in ropes by its traders performs a dance to attract customers at a makeshift cattle market, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi, Pakistan 

Boys aboard an abandoned boat collect recyclable items through polluted waters in front of fishing boats at Fish Harbor in Karachi, Pakistan

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Boys aboard an abandoned boat collect recyclable items through polluted waters in front of fishing boats at Fish Harbor in Karachi, Pakistan

Workers move tires from a warehouse after a fire broke out at an industrial zone in Karachi, Pakistan

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Workers move tires from a warehouse after a fire broke out at an industrial zone in Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistani boys cool themselves off during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Various parts of the country continued to experience an intense heat wave, with the temperatures reaching 49 degree Celsius (120 Fahrenheit) in Larkana and other cities. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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Pakistani boys cool themselves off during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan

Spotlight: Boxing for girls in Karachi...A combination photo shows students of coach Younus Qambrani posing with their boxing gloves at the first women's boxing coaching camp in Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Karachi, Pakistan, February 20, 2016. For the past six months about a dozen girls, aged 8 to 17, have gone to the Pak Shine Boxing Club after school to practice their jabs, hooks and upper cuts. Pakistani women have been training as boxers in small numbers and competed in the South Asian Games last year, said Younis Qambrani, the coach who founded the club in 1992 in the Karachi neighbourhood of Lyari, better known for internecine gang warfare than for breaking glass ceilings.  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES

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A combination photo shows students of coach Younus Qambrani (photographed bottom right) posing with their boxing gloves at the first women’s boxing coaching camp in Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Karachi, Pakistan. For the past six months about a dozen girls, aged 8 to 17, have gone to the Pak Shine Boxing Club after school to practice their jabs, hooks and upper cuts.

A Pakistani health worker administers polio drops to a young girl during a polio vaccination campaign in Karachi on January 11, 2016.  Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic but years of efforts to stamp it out have been badly hit by reluctance from parents, opposition from militants and attacks on immunisation teams

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A Pakistani health worker administers polio drops to a young girl during a polio vaccination campaign in Karachi on Monday

The parents of Shafqat Hussain, a convicted murderer speak  to journalists after their son was hanged at a central jail in Karachi, at their relatives home in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani administered Kashmir, 04 August 2015. Pakistani authorities on 04 August hanged Shafqat Hussain whose family claimed was only 14 years old when convicted on murder charges a decade ago, officials said. Shafqat Hussain was executed at a prison in the southern city of Karachi, an Interior Ministry official said. One of Hussain's relatives confirmed the hanging to media as the family waited for the body outside the prison. The had been postponed four times this year to settle a dispute about his age at the time he killed a 7-year-old boy in 2004.

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The parents of Shafqat Hussain, a convicted murderer sit at their relatives home in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani administered Kashmir after their son was hanged at a central jail in Karachi on Tuesday

Pakistani Muslim students attend a religious madrassa, or school, to learn the Quran, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Religious schools in Pakistan, most of them in mosques, are the only source of education for thousands of children.

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Pakistani Muslim students attend a religious madrassa to learn the Koran, in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday. Religious schools in Pakistan, most of them in mosques, are the only source of education for thousands of children

Girls clad in burqas take picture with a tablet while visiting Karachi's Clifton beach

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Girls clad in burqas take picture with a tablet while visiting Karachi’s Clifton beach on Tuesday

A Pakistani nomad woman carries a bucket

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A female nomad carries a bucket of camel milk for sale in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday. Camel milk, a traditional drink in the desert, is growing in popularity in Pakistan’s big cities

Smoke rises above Karachi airport terminal Monday, June 9, 2014 in Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked the terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, while security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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Smoke rises above Karachi airport terminal in Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked the terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher. Security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers during a five-hour siege in which at least 29 people died, officials said on Monday. 

A Pakistani bride looks on during a mass...A Pakistani bride looks on during a mass-wedding ceremony in Karachi on late March 24, 2014. Some 115 couples participated in the mass-wedding ceremony organised by a local charity welfare trust. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSANASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images

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A Pakistani bride looks on during a mass wedding ceremony late on Monday in Karachi. Some 115 couples participated in the ceremony organised by a local charity welfare trust 

Men ride on a motorcycle while leading a recently purchased camel ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the outskirts of Karachi October 15, 2013. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage, by slaughtering goats, sheep, cows and camels in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. Eid al-Adha in Pakistan falls on October 16. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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Men ride on a motorcycle while leading a recently purchased camel ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan

Students wait for their turn to perform national songs at a ceremony to celebrate the country's 67th Independence Day at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi August 14, 2013. Pakistan gained independence from British rule in 1947. Jinnah is generally regarded as the founder of Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION ANNIVERSARY)

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Students wait their turn to perform national songs at a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan’s 67th Independence Day at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, on Wednesday. The country gained independence from British rule in 1947. 

Pakistani labourers work at an iron factory in Karachi on April 30, 2013, on the eve of International Labour Day. Pakistan has a workforce of around 56 million people among a population of 179 million, according to Pakistan's official figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.

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Pakistani labourers work at an iron factory in Karachi on the eve of International Labour Day. Pakistan has a workforce of around 56m people among a population of 179m, according to Pakistan’s official figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.