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Police guard Polio vaccination team, during a three-day vaccination campaign in Karachi, Pakistan, 24 May 2016

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Police guard a polio vaccination team, during a three-day vaccination campaign in Karachi. Pakistan. Though new polio cases dropped to a nine-year low in 2015, attacks by Islamist militants against health workers and police guarding them remained a challenge for a UN-funded vaccination campaign.

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

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People cross a flooded road following torrential rains on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. The death toll in Pakistan due to heavy rains over the last few days have risen to 75 

A Pakistani camel-mounted military band

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A Pakistani camel-mounted military band performs during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Wednesday

The Wider Image: Pakistan's 'Pink Rickshaw'...Pakistan's first women-only rickshaw service was meant to provide its staff with a new way of gaining financial independence and its passengers with the chance of a ride without being groped and harassed by male drivers. But, after just a year in business, the "Pink Rickshaw" in the Punjabi city of Lahore, is struggling. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza    To match PAKISTAN-RICKSHAWS/           SEARCH "PINK RICKSHAW" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TEMPLATE OUT   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Pakistan’s first women only rickshaw service was meant to provide its staff with a new way of gaining financial independence and its passengers with the chance of a ride without being groped and harassed by male drivers. But, after just a year in business, the “Pink Rickshaw” in the Punjabi city of Lahore, is struggling 

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 worker from the capital development authorities attaches a billboard to polls over a highway in Islamabad, Pakistan

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A worker from the capital development authorities attaches a billboard to polls over a highway in Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistani troops arrive at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest Wednesday

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Pakistani troops arrive at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country’s northwest

Bomb kills ten on Pakistan-Afghan highway...epa05110432 Rescue workers comfort a relative of victim of bomb blast, in Jamrud area of Khyber tribal district, Pakistan, 19 January 2016. A bomb hit a checkpoint in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar on 19 January, killing ten people and wounding over a dozen, officials said. Police guards and paramilitary troops guarding a highway leading to Afghanistan were targeted in Jamrud area of Khyber tribal district, officials said. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle parked near the checkpoint, Shah said, citing preliminary investigation findings.  EPA/ARSHAD ARBAB

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Rescue workers comfort a relative of victim of bomb blast, in Jamrud area of Khyber tribal district, Pakistan. A bomb hit a checkpoint in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar killing ten people and wounding over a dozen, officials said

 An Afghan man kisses his daugh...TOPSHOT - An Afghan man kisses his daughter as he walks near an attack from a building close to the Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad on January 13, 2016.  A suicide bombing followed by gunfire rocked an area near the Pakistani consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on January 13, killing at least two police officers, officials said.    AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada / AFP / Noorullah ShirzadaNOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images

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An Afghan man kisses his daughter as he walks near an attack from a building close to the Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad. A suicide bombing followed by gunfire rocked an area near the Pakistani consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday

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

Pakistani women walk along a street on a foggy day in Lahore.

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A crow accompanies a group of Pakistani women as they walk along a street on a foggy day in Lahore

A Pakistani boy examines a house damaged caused by massive earthquake in Mingora, the main town of Swat valley, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Officials say rescuers are struggling to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan

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A Pakistani boy examines a house damaged caused by massive earthquake in Mingora, the main town of Swat valley, Tuesday

Pakistani students cross a makeshift bridge in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The previous bridge was washed away in a flood.

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Pakistani students cross a makeshift bridge in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday. The previous bridge was washed away in a flood

A vendor carries garlands of marigold flowers at a wholesale flower market in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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A vendor carries garlands of marigold flowers at a wholesale flower market in Peshawar, Pakistan.

A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child, in Peshawar, Pakistan, 14 September 2015. Pakistan still accounts for the majority of polio cases globally. However, there has been a marked decline in cases in recent months, with only 26 children contracting the illness in 2015 after 306 cases were detected last year. More than 90 percent of the victims were from the conflict zone on the Afghan border, where gunmen linked with al-Qaeda often attack health workers vaccinating children, Health Minister, Saira Afzal Tarar, has said

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A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. Pakistan still accounts for the majority of polio cases globally

n Indian Naval soldier pays respect at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India

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An Indian Naval soldier pays respect at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India. In New Delhi, leaders marked the anniversary of the 1965 war fought over Kashmir that ended in a ceasefire and a return to front lines that predated the conflict. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since independence and partition in 1947. 

TOPSHOTS A Pakistani farmer dries his co...TOPSHOTS A Pakistani farmer dries his corn in a field on the outskirts of  Lahore on August 9, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / Arif ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

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A Pakistani farmer dries his corn on the outskirts of Lahore

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 Muslims attend Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Lahore . Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty

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Pakistani Muslims attend Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan