Shia Muslims hold toy guns during an al-Quds Day rally in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday. The annual event, marked across the Muslim world, is held to express support for the Palestinian people and their resistance against Israeli occupation Read more
A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, attends a test in reciting verses of the Koran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a mosque in Islamabad on Monday Read more
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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
After recently returning from Pakistan, Afghan refugees wait during the registration process at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees center near Kabul, Afghanistan, as they prepare to go back to their province after fleeing civil war and Taliban rule. World Refugee Day, initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness on the plight of refugees worldwide, is observed on June 20 every year.
A horse for rent stands next to its owner sleeping on a bed on a sidewalk in a street in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, early on Monday
An elderly Pakistani woman holds a plastic bag, while standing at a window of a food distribution centre, hoping to receive a ration of rice at a shrine in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Friday. People who visit shrines and pray that their wishes are fulfilled usually offer food to be distributed to the poor Read more
Wing mirrors mostly for cars, for sale outside a mechanic shop in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, reflect the nearby street life of pedestrians and vehicles passing by
Pakistani security officials are pictured at the site of a bomb attack on a vehicle used by security forces on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province. A bomb planted in a rickshaw tore through a vehicle used by security forces in southwest Pakistan on Thursday killing at least 12 people, police said. Read more
A young man works on a handmade fan at a craft shop in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Wednesday. The fans are in great demand as temperatures rise to about 49C in parts of the country and meteorologists forecast that the hot and dry conditions will continue Read more
A Pakistani army soldier guards election material provided to polling agents for Saturdays elections, in Islamabad, Pakistan. An especially violent spate of killings, kidnappings and bombings marred the run-up to Pakistan’s nationwide election, capped on Thursday by the abduction of the son of a former prime minister as he was rallying supporters on the last day of campaigning before the historic vote.