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Special Report: Pakistan's threat within - the Sunni-Shia divide

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A student shout slogans as he marches with others during a protest rally against an anti-Islam film made in the U.S. which they say mocks the Prophet Mohammad, in Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A student shout slogans as he marches with others during a protest rally against an anti-Islam film made in the U.S. which they say mocks the Prophet Mohammad, in Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A police officer talks on a wireless mouth piece at a check post on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A police officer talks on a wireless mouth piece at a check post on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A police officer eats his lunch in a kitchen at a check post on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A police officer eats his lunch in a kitchen at a check post on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Residents offer mid-day prayers on the outskirts of of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Residents offer mid-day prayers on the outskirts of of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Residents sit around as others offer prayers on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Residents sit around as others offer prayers on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Local children sit around on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Local children sit around on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A police van is seen from the dash board of a vehicle on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A police van is seen from the dash board of a vehicle on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Residents ride on a jeep on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Residents ride on a jeep on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A man sits on top of a rock on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A man sits on top of a rock on the outskirts of Gilgit September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Police officers Jumma Gul, 35, (C) Khan Bahadur, 40 (R), and Gul Zaman, 27, stand at the spot where according to the police, about 16 passengers from a bus were gunned down in February 28, 2012, in the Harban Nala area in the Kohistan district on the Karakoram Highway, Khyber Pakhtukhwa province September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Police officers Jumma Gul, 35, (C) Khan Bahadur, 40 (R), and Gul Zaman, 27, stand at the spot where according to the police, about 16 passengers from a bus were gunned down in February 28, 2012, in the Harban Nala area in the Kohistan district on the Karakoram Highway, Khyber Pakhtukhwa province September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A view of a road near the Indus river where according to the police, about 16 passengers from a bus were gunned down in February 28, 2012, in the Harban Nala area in the Kohistan district on Karakoram Highway, Khyber Pakhtukhwa province September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A view of a road near the Indus river where according to the police, about 16 passengers from a bus were gunned down in February 28, 2012, in the Harban Nala area in the Kohistan district on Karakoram Highway, Khyber Pakhtukhwa province September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A man bathes his horse in Indus river waters in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A man bathes his horse in Indus river waters in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A man sits on a boundary wall near the Indus river in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A man sits on a boundary wall near the Indus river in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Vehicles cross a wooden plank cable suspension bridge over the Indus river in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Vehicles cross a wooden plank cable suspension bridge over the Indus river in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Leader of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) Malik Ishaq speaks during an interview with Reuters at his home in Rahim Yar Khan in southern Punjab province October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed

Leader of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) Malik Ishaq speaks during an interview with Reuters at his home in Rahim Yar Khan in southern Punjab province October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed
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A man covered with a cloth, whom police identified as Mahmood Baber, 40, sits on a dining chair in the Crime Investigation Department (CID) in Karachi October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A man covered with a cloth, whom police identified as Mahmood Baber, 40, sits on a dining chair in the Crime Investigation Department (CID) in Karachi October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Head of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) Maulana Mohammad Ahmed Ludhianvi gestures during an interview with Reuters at his home in Jhang in Punjab province September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed

Head of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) Maulana Mohammad Ahmed Ludhianvi gestures during an interview with Reuters at his home in Jhang in Punjab province September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed
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Pakistani soldiers guard a street in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistani soldiers guard a street in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Members of the Peace Committee of two major Muslim sects of Giglit-Baltistan attend a meeting presided by Police Chief Usman Zakaria in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Members of the Peace Committee of two major Muslim sects of Giglit-Baltistan attend a meeting presided by Police Chief Usman Zakaria in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Sunni representative Raja Nisar (2nd L) gestures during a meeting of members of the Peace Committee of Giglit-Baltistan, in Gilgit September 20, 2012. Picture taken September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Sunni representative Raja Nisar (2nd L) gestures during a meeting of members of the Peace Committee of Giglit-Baltistan, in Gilgit September 20, 2012. Picture taken September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Shi'ite representative Mohammad Muzaffar Abbas (R) gestures during a meeting of members of the Peace Committee of Giglit-Baltistan, in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Shi'ite representative Mohammad Muzaffar Abbas (R) gestures during a meeting of members of the Peace Committee of Giglit-Baltistan, in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Members of the Peace Committee of two major Muslim sects of Giglit-Baltistan, Mohammad Muzaffar Abbas (L), representing Shi'ites, and Raja Nisar, representing Sunnis, hug after their meeting in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Members of the Peace Committee of two major Muslim sects of Giglit-Baltistan, Mohammad Muzaffar Abbas (L), representing Shi'ites, and Raja Nisar, representing Sunnis, hug after their meeting in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Pakistani soldiers guard a street in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistani soldiers guard a street in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A laborer talks on his mobile phone while delivering supplies to a market in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A laborer talks on his mobile phone while delivering supplies to a market in Gilgit September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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