Nation on edge: Pakistan crisis

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A Pakistani supporter of Tahir ul Qadri (C) throws a tear gas shell towards the police during clashes with security forces near the PM's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

A Pakistani supporter of Tahir ul Qadri (C) throws a tear gas shell towards the police during clashes with security forces near the PM's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

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Pakistani protesters gather at a road while police fire tear gas shell to disperse them during clashes in Islamabad on Sunday. (AP Photo)

Pakistani protesters gather at a road while police fire tear gas shell to disperse them during clashes in Islamabad on Sunday. (AP Photo)

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A Pakistani protester throws tear gas shell back towards the police in Islamabad on Sunday. (AP Photo)

A Pakistani protester throws tear gas shell back towards the police in Islamabad on Sunday. (AP Photo)

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Pakistani police fire tear gas shell to disperse protesters during clashes in Islamabad on Sunday. Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward Nawaz Sharif's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday. (AP Photo)

Pakistani police fire tear gas shell to disperse protesters during clashes in Islamabad on Sunday. Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward Nawaz Sharif's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday. (AP Photo)

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Pakistani paramedics shift an injured frontier constable at a hospital after the clashes in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

Pakistani paramedics shift an injured frontier constable at a hospital after the clashes in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

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Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri's supporters block a street during clashes with security forces near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri's supporters block a street during clashes with security forces near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

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A Pakistani policeman fires a tear gas shell The violence, which began late Saturday and continued early Sunday, broke out after around 25,000 people marched from parliament to Nawaz Sharif's house, where some attempted to remove barricades around it with cranes, an AFP reporter at the scene said. (AFP PHOTO)

A Pakistani policeman fires a tear gas shell The violence, which began late Saturday and continued early Sunday, broke out after around 25,000 people marched from parliament to Nawaz Sharif's house, where some attempted to remove barricades around it with cranes, an AFP reporter at the scene said. (AFP PHOTO)

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Pakistani paramedics move an injured policeman at a hospital after clashes with protesters in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

Pakistani paramedics move an injured policeman at a hospital after clashes with protesters in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

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The Pakistani riot police near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

The Pakistani riot police near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

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A Pakistani riot policeman fires a tear gas shell on the supporters near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. At least 300 people were wounded in clashes between the police and protesters, according to hospital officials, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn. (AFP PHOTO)

A Pakistani riot policeman fires a tear gas shell on the supporters near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. At least 300 people were wounded in clashes between the police and protesters, according to hospital officials, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn. (AFP PHOTO)

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Pakistani supporters of opposition politician Imran Khan and Canada-based Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri during clashes near Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

Pakistani supporters of opposition politician Imran Khan and Canada-based Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri during clashes near Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

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