Pakistanis walk past the rubble of the demolished compound of slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in the northern town of Abbottabad this week. Bin Laden's legacy in Pakistan appears mixed. Support for al-Qaida seems to be down, but bin Laden is still revered by extremists. Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistani army soldiers work Wednesday at the site of a massive avalanche that buried 140 people, including 129 soldiers, April 7 at the Siachen glacier. Pakistan's army chief called for the peaceful resolution of the Himalayan glacier dispute with rival nuclear power India. B.K. Bangash/AP hide caption

toggle caption B.K. Bangash/AP

The prime minister's legal counsel Aitzaz Ahsan (center) outside the Supreme Court, following the appearance of Prime Minister Yousef Reza Gilani before a seven member bench. Gilani faces contempt charges for his government's refusal to re-open a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari. Sajid Mehmood/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Sajid Mehmood/NPR

Relations between the U.S. military and the Pakistan military have become even more strained since American forces were involved in a shooting last month that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead. Here, Pakistani soldiers march during a ceremony in September. Arif Ali hide caption

toggle caption Arif Ali

Former cricket star Imran Khan waves to supporters during a rally in Lahore, Pakistan, last month. Khan, who is campaigning to be prime minister, attracted a crowd of some 100,000 at the rally. K.M. Chaudary/AP hide caption

toggle caption K.M. Chaudary/AP

A man rides past the house of kidnapped American aid expert Warren Weinstein in Lahore, Pakistan. Weinstein was kidnapped more than two months ago; so far no demands have been made for his return. K.M. Chaudary/AP hide caption

toggle caption K.M. Chaudary/AP

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor