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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 Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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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. Sajjad Ali Queshi/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Sajjad Ali Queshi/UPI/Landov

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

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B.K. Bangash/AP

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

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Hasham Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images

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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Rizwan Tabassum /AFP/Getty Images

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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