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Pakistan's City Of Lights

The southern seaport of Karachi is Pakistan's biggest city, financial capital and industrial hub. Home to an estimated 20 million people, its riches constantly attract new migrants. It was once known as the "City of Lights" but is now often in the news because of violence. Zoha Waseem has photographed the various shades of life in her hometown.
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At the Roadside Cafe in Karachi, an artist's mural celebrates prominent Pakistani figures.
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At the Roadside Cafe in Karachi, an artist's mural celebrates prominent Pakistani figures.

A view of Karachi city from the Mai Kolachi Bridge in 2009.
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A view of Karachi city from the Mai Kolachi Bridge in 2009.

A protest by civil society members in January to mark a mark a month after the December 16 massacre in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 150 students and teachers.
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A protest by civil society members in January to mark a mark a month after the December 16 massacre in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 150 students and teachers.

Eagle Square in Lyari, a Karachi slum known for its poverty and gang violence.
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Eagle Square in Lyari, a Karachi slum known for its poverty and gang violence.

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