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Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens

Anti-government protesters pull a rope to remove a container barricade during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Anti-government protesters pull a rope to remove a container barricade during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Anti-government protesters pull a rope to remove a container barricade during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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An anti-government protester wears a helmet with pictures of Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned-opposition politician, during what has been dubbed a "freedom march" in Islamabad September 2, 2014.   REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

An anti-government protester wears a helmet with pictures of Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned-opposition politician, during what has been dubbed a "freedom march" in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

An anti-government protester wears a helmet with pictures of Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned-opposition politician, during what has been dubbed a "freedom march" in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and opposition leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), addresses supporters while flanked by Imran Khan (R), chairman of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, in Islamabad September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and opposition leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), addresses supporters while flanked by Imran Khan (R), chairman of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, in Islamabad September...more

Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and opposition leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), addresses supporters while flanked by Imran Khan (R), chairman of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Anti-government protesters stand guard at a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters stand guard at a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters stand guard at a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Anti-government protesters cheer upon seeing army soldiers as they guard a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014.    REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters cheer upon seeing army soldiers as they guard a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters cheer upon seeing army soldiers as they guard a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Anti-government protesters cheer after they remove a container barricade, during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Anti-government protesters cheer after they remove a container barricade, during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Anti-government protesters cheer after they remove a container barricade, during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Anti-government protesters check a car as they guard a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters check a car as they guard a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters check a car as they guard a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Policemen run away from anti-government protesters during the Revolution March towards the prime minister's house in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Policemen run away from anti-government protesters during the Revolution March towards the prime minister's house in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Policemen run away from anti-government protesters during the Revolution March towards the prime minister's house in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Anti-government protesters run after police personnel during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters run after police personnel during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters run after police personnel during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Anti-government protesters beat a riot policeman after clashes during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014.   REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Anti-government protesters beat a riot policeman after clashes during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Anti-government protesters beat a riot policeman after clashes during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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Army soldiers stand guard outside the state television channel PTV after a crowd of protesters stormed the building during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Army soldiers stand guard outside the state television channel PTV after a crowd of protesters stormed the building during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Army soldiers stand guard outside the state television channel PTV after a crowd of protesters stormed the building during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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Anti-government protesters gather at a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters gather at a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anti-government protesters gather at a checkpoint at the entrance of an area under their control near the prime minister's house during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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