Scenes From Pakistan as presented by: The Atlantic

Pakistan, home to 170 million people, is a country riddled with conflict. Terrorist groups attack the government, civilians, and other perceived enemies, while NATO forces carry out drone attacks on the country's border with war-torn Afghanistan. Pakistan's leaders walk a tightrope, maintaining good relations with the West and taking billions of dollars in foreign aid even as they try to please vocal, sometimes violent, anti-Western groups. In the midst of this turmoil, life carries on, and the vast majority of residents spend their energy focusing on daily needs and tasks. Collected here are some recent scenes from across the country of Pakistan. Pakistani laborers selling flower petals wait for customers at a flower market in Lahore on May 12, 2011. A Pakistani boy carries wood on his head, walking toward a slum during sunset on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday, January 31, 2011. A man burns computer scrap in order to retrieve metal from it that will be used to make soldering wire in a makeshift workshop in Karachi

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