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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...more

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,...more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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