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Pakistan cuts phones in hope of stopping attacks on Shi'ites

A soldier from Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers forces patrols on a road ahead of the Ashura ceremony to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore November 23, 2012. Pakistan is suspending cell phone service coverage in major cities this weekend and mobilizing thousands of extra security to prevent sectarian violence during a key religious event, a government minister said on Friday. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

A soldier from Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers forces patrols on a road ahead of the Ashura ceremony to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore November 23, 2012. Pakistan is suspending cell phone service coverage in...more

A soldier from Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers forces patrols on a road ahead of the Ashura ceremony to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore November 23, 2012. Pakistan is suspending cell phone service coverage in major cities this weekend and mobilizing thousands of extra security to prevent sectarian violence during a key religious event, a government minister said on Friday. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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Soldiers from Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers forces patrol on a road ahead of the Ashura ceremony to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore November 23,2012. Pakistan is suspending cell phone service coverage in major cities this weekend and mobilizing thousands of extra security to prevent sectarian violence during a key religious event, a government minister said on Friday. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Soldiers from Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers forces patrol on a road ahead of the Ashura ceremony to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore November 23,2012. Pakistan is suspending cell phone service coverage in major...more

Soldiers from Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers forces patrol on a road ahead of the Ashura ceremony to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore November 23,2012. Pakistan is suspending cell phone service coverage in major cities this weekend and mobilizing thousands of extra security to prevent sectarian violence during a key religious event, a government minister said on Friday. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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A soldier from Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers forces patrols on a road ahead of the Ashura ceremony to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore November 23, 2012. Pakistan is suspending cell phone service coverage in major cities this weekend and mobilizing thousands of extra security to prevent sectarian violence during a key religious event, a government minister said on Friday. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

A soldier from Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers forces patrols on a road ahead of the Ashura ceremony to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore November 23, 2012. Pakistan is suspending cell phone service coverage in...more

A soldier from Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers forces patrols on a road ahead of the Ashura ceremony to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore November 23, 2012. Pakistan is suspending cell phone service coverage in major cities this weekend and mobilizing thousands of extra security to prevent sectarian violence during a key religious event, a government minister said on Friday. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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