A man and his cart loaded with sacks of vegetables near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan on Friday. The merchants wait for clearance to cross into Afghanistan with their goods
A child looks on at an area affected by torrential rains in Peshawar, Pakistan. Rescue workers were scrambling to reach dozens of people believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings on Monday after heavy overnight rains and strong winds killed 44 people in north-western Pakistan
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Pakistani children play near the Ravi river in Lahore.
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Commandos hang from a helicopter during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Monday
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
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Afghan refugee women, clad in a burqa, climb on a truck to be repatriated to Afghanistan, at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office on the outskirts of Peshawar
An Afghan refugee sitting on a wooden cart plays with his son on the roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
An Afghan refugee child sits at the doorway of a mud home in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
An Afghan refugee boy walks toward a hand pump to fetch water, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
Indian villager looks from hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border, at Arnia village, about 45 KM from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India. According to local sources in a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers three civilians were wounded on the Indian side of the disputed India-Pakistan Kashmir border when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.
A child affected by the famine waits to get medical treatment in Tharparkar, Sindh province, Pakistan. Reports state that about 47 people, most of them infants, died in January of malnutrition.
Afghan refugee children ride a donkey-cart along a dirt track on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday
Students at Ghausia Madrassa, an Islamic school in Peshawar, Pakistan, held prayers for the Islamist militants who conducted attacks in Paris last week. Seventeen victims, including journalists and police, died in three days of violence that began with an attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Girls carry their school bags as they walk along a road while heading to their school after it reopened in Peshawar on Monday. Children streamed back to school across Pakistan on Monday in an anxious start to a new term following last month’s massacre of 134 students at an army-run school in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar.
An Afghan man kicks a poster of Pakistani religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman during a demonstration against his visit in Kabul on Thursday
A Pakistani policeman stands guard at the Parliament House building in Islamabad as legislators voted for an amendment in the constitution that will protect the establishment of military courts. Pakistan’s lower house on January 6 approved the setting-up of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases, after a Taliban massacre at a military-run school in the northwest shocked the nation. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced the plan after the militants gunned down 134 children and 16 adults at the Peshawar school last month
An Afghan refugee who works as a porter at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market walks to work on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday
Female Pakistani police commandos take part in an exercise at a police training centre in Nowshera, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The army has been waging a major offensive against longstanding Taliban and other militant strongholds in the restive tribal areas on the Afghan border for the past six months
Pakistani schoolchildren look out the doorway of their school, before a special class about the victims killed in Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, at Ranrra school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Friday
Schoolchildren in New Delhi, India, observe a two-minute silence on Wednesday to pray for the victims killed in the attack at an army run school in Peshawar, Pakistan