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Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

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Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

Members of a guard of honor prepare for a welcome ceremony for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, unseen, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Friday, July 5, 2013.

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Honour guards prepare for a welcome ceremony for Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Friday