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In Pictures: After Horrific Attack, Pakistan Picks Up The Pieces

Pakistan is picking up the pieces today after an attack on a school by Taliban militants left 145 people dead.

It's a heart-wrenching story. We've collected the news in a different post. Here, we'll tell the story visually, but fair warning — the photographs are representative of the horrific attack, so they're tough to look at:

A Pakistani soldier walks amid the debris in an army-run school Wednesday, a day after Taliban militants attacked the school in Peshawar.

A Pakistani soldier walks amid the debris in an army-run school Wednesday, a day after Taliban militants attacked the school in Peshawar. A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The uncle and cousin of injured student Mohammad Baqair (center) comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother, who was a teacher at the school that was attacked. i

The uncle and cousin of injured student Mohammad Baqair (center) comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother, who was a teacher at the school that was attacked. Mohammad Sajjad/AP hide caption

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The uncle and cousin of injured student Mohammad Baqair (center) comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother, who was a teacher at the school that was attacked.

The uncle and cousin of injured student Mohammad Baqair (center) comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother, who was a teacher at the school that was attacked.

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Relatives of injured students react as they arrive at a hospital dealing with the victims of the attack by Taliban gunmen on the school in Peshawar.

Relatives of injured students react as they arrive at a hospital dealing with the victims of the attack by Taliban gunmen on the school in Peshawar. Sajjad Ali Queshi/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Pakistani army soldiers stand outside the Army Public School auditorium on Wednesday.

Pakistani army soldiers stand outside the Army Public School auditorium on Wednesday. B.K. Bangash/AP hide caption

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Pakistani mourners pray during the funeral of a student killed in the attack.

Pakistani mourners pray during the funeral of a student killed in the attack. Hasham Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani activists from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement light candles in Karachi on Tuesday for the victims of the Taliban's attack.

Pakistani activists from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement light candles in Karachi on Tuesday for the victims of the Taliban's attack. Rizwan Tabassum /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People attend the funeral of one of the students killed in the attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Wednesday.

People attend the funeral of one of the students killed in the attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Wednesday. Mohammad Sajjad/AP hide caption

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