The population of Karachi, Pakistan, has been boosted by a new influx of young people. And now the city, seen here during a political rally in January, is making a bid to attract global elites.

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Gen. John Joseph Pershing's room at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the military's flagship hospital. The center is closing its doors after treating hundreds of thousands of America's war wounded, and several presidents. Luis Alvarez/AP hide caption

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In this photo taken July 6, rebel forces chief commander Abdel Fattah Younes speaks during a rally in the rebel-held city of Benghazi, Libya. Libya's rebel leadership council announced the death of Younes on Thursday, hours after he was arrested by the rebels for questioning about suspicions his family still had ties to Moammar Gadhafi's regime. Sergey Ponomarev/AP hide caption

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Pakistani troops drive past the wreckage of a gutted aircraft destroyed in a militant attack on a Pakistani naval base in Karachi on May 23. Shakil Adil/AP hide caption

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Frontier Constabulary soldiers drill on the parade ground at Shabqadar Fort. Their traditions date back to the 1920s, when the British founded this force to patrol what was then part of India. Jim Wildman/NPR hide caption

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Anti-U.S. protesters in Peshawar, Pakistan, demonstrate in February against Ray Davis, the CIA contractor suspected in the shooting deaths of two Pakistani men. Mohammad Sajjad/AP hide caption

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The shrine to Data Ganj Baksh in Lahore, Pakistan. K.M. Chaudary/AP hide caption

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Workers at a limestone quarry near the town of El Minya, Egypt, are largely uneducated and make about $7 a day. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Musician Ramy Essam, 23, says he was tortured while under the custody of the Egyptian military after being rounded up with several other protesters in Tahrir Square on March 9. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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A Coptic priest speaks to a crowd of thousands of mourners in Moqattem, in the eastern outskirts of Cairo, Thursday at a memorial service for victims of the week of clashes that have left 13 people dead in Egypt. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Iran's Mohammad Reza Shajarian, a superstar of Persian classical music, walks onstage to perform with his son Homayoun and the Ava Ensemble to a largely Iranian audience at the Orpheum Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2008. Heinz Ruckemann/UPI Photo / Landov hide caption

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President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address to the nation tonight, from the Oval Office at the White House. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press hide caption

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