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Flowers And Devastation At Peshawar Schooli
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18.12.2014
Crowds of people have been laying flowers at the Army Public School in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, where Taliban militants killed 141 people. Inside the school, the auditorium where most of the pupils were killed was a scene of utter devastation. Pakistan is marking a second day of official mourning following the December 16 attack. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
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Video Flowers And Devastation At Peshawar School

Crowds of people have been laying flowers at the Army Public School in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, where Taliban militants killed 141 people. Inside the school, the auditorium where most of the pupils were killed was a scene of utter devastation.
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A suicide bomber killed a police officer and injured at least two others on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on December 18. Police said they had been aware of an impending attack and blocked the bomber from driving into the city, but the attacker set off his explosives when police stopped him.
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Video Peshawar Shuts Down To Honour Victims Of Taliban Attack

Shops and public buildings were closed in Peshawar on December 17, as three days of official mourning began to honor the victims of the Taliban attack on a school the previous day in which 141 people were killed. Traffic in the usually congested city was thin. An anti-Taliban protest was also held.
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Video Peshawar Mourns Its Dead

Funerals were held in Peshawar on December 17, for children killed in the Taliban attack on a school the previous day. The death toll stands at 132 children and nine staff members, while many more are wounded in hospital. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
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Video Malala 'Heartbroken' At Peshawar Attack

Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel-Prize-winning 17-year-old who was shot in the head by Taliban militants in 2012, told Voice of America she was ''heartbroken'' at the Peshawar school attack in which 132 children and nine school staff were killed on December 16.

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  • Students enjoying the winter sun by the tennis court.
  • A student on the veranda.
  • Student enjoying a bonfire during a retreat.
  • The Shalimar Quad inside Edwardes College.
  • Playing football
  • Playing cricket
  • Cricket matches attracted noisy student spectators.
  • Principal Robin Brooke-Smith talking to students wearing the distinct green blazers of Edwardes College.
  • Candlelit dinner for students and teachers.
  • Welcoming spring with kites.

Peshawar's Liberal School

Edwardes College is located in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. Like other liberal institutions of higher learning, the school has faced opposition from radical clerics. Robin Brooke-Smith, author and a former principal of the college, took these pictures in 2000.

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