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Wednesday

Pakistan's former prime minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party Shehbaz Sharif speaks during a press conference in Lahore on Feb. 13, 2024. ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

A worker harvests mangrove "propagules" from a forest planted five years ago in the Indus River Delta in southern Pakistan. A propagule is basically a spear-shaped baby tree that drops off the mama tree. They're harvested and planted elsewhere as workers undertake one of the largest mangrove forestation efforts in the world – a project that will take years and cost millions. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Pakistan is planting lots of mangrove forests. So why are some upset?

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Tuesday

All passengers are safe after rescue of dangling Pakistan cable car

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Thursday

Police officers patrol around the residence of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday. Pakistani police kept up their siege around the home of Khan as a 24-hour deadline given to the former premier to hand over suspects allegedly sheltered inside was about to expire on Thursday. K.M. Chaudary/AP hide caption

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Thursday

Police officers throw stones toward supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan during clashes in Islamabad on Wednesday. Khan's arrest on Tuesday sparked violence in major cities. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ordered Khan's release. AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Supporters carry placards displaying a portrait of Imran Khan during a protest in Karachi on March 19, demanding release of arrested party workers in recent police clashes. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Imran Khan, Pakistan's former prime minister, is arrested in Islamabad

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Saturday

While ailing, African elephant Noor Jehan rested on a sand pile at a zoo in Karachi, Pakistan. The photo was taken on April 14. The elephant died 8 days later. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters hide caption

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The fate of a teenage zoo elephant in Pakistan was tragic — and a symbol of much more

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Thursday

Wednesday

Riot police fire tear gas shells toward supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan gathered near Khan's house to prevent officers from arresting him, in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday. The police withdrew later in the day. Arif Ali/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Policemen try to stop activists during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8 — and demand equal rights for women in Pakistan. Thousands of women took part in rallies across the country despite efforts by authorities in several cities to block the marches. Aamir Qureshi/ AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Police try to stop International Women's Day protests in Pakistan. Protesters persist

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Wednesday

A little girl clutches a small bag of rice — leftovers from a meal she was served at a free-food hall at a sprawling shrine to the Sufi saint Bari Imam on the outskirts of Pakistani capital Islamabad. Many visitors to the shrine scoop up the free meal they are given into plastic bags to feed children at home. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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The proud Pakistani tradition of feeding the hungry is strained as food prices soar

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Saturday

A Belarusian tractor laden with harvested sugarcane idles outside a sugar mill. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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The glam makeovers of Pakistan's tractors show how much farmers cherish them

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Sunday

FILE - Pervez Musharraf addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Nov. 10, 2001, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. An official said Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan military ruler who backed US war in Afghanistan after 9/11, has died. Beth Keiser/AP hide caption

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Ex-Pakistan leader Pervez Musharraf, who aided U.S. war in Afghanistan, has died

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Thursday

Security officials and rescue workers conduct an operation on Tuesday to clear the rubble and search for bodies at the site of Monday's suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan. The assault on a mosque inside a major police facility was one of the deadliest attacks in Pakistan in recent years. Muhammad Zubair/AP hide caption

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Pakistan is roiled by multiple crises at once, with little end in sight

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Monday

Tuesday

A fisherman (right) smiles on a boat as he ferries passengers to a partially submerged village in southern Pakistan. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Fishermen offer a lifeline to Pakistan's flooded villages

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Friday

Friends Nasir Dhillon (left) and Papinder Singh run a YouTube channel, Punjabi Lehar, that tries to heal the wounds of Partition through reuniting loved ones separated when British-ruled India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan, 75 years ago. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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YouTube videos are helping reunite loved ones separated by the India-Pakistan border

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Tuesday

Wajahat Malik, right, and a Pakistan Navy seaman navigate the Indus River. Malik organized a 40-day expedition down the 2,000-mile river to document "the peoples, the cultures, the biodiversity and just whatever comes our way," he says — including the impact of climate change and pollution. Diaa Hadid/For NPR hide caption

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Floating in a rubber dinghy, a filmmaker documents the Indus River's water woes

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Friday

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a joint news conference with Afghan president at the Presidential Palace in Kabul in 2020. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

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Imran Khan, prime minister of Pakistan, arrives for the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium, last month. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

Young women wait to get vaccinated by Namra, a 21-year-old health worker who's part of a national door-to-door vaccination effort in the informal Hindubasti settlement in Karachi. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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