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In pictures: Violence at Islamabad mosque

Student shooting at police

A hardline Islamic student ready to take on Pakistani soldiers in the capital, Islamabad.

Students fleeing

Female religious students fleeing from the shooting. For months the students have been defying the authorities in the nation's capital.

Armed religious students

The students are based at the controversial Red Mosque. They are demanding Sharia law in Islamabad.

Religious student with hatchet

In recent weeks the students have also kidnapped policemen and people they say are engaged in immoral activities.

Pakistan paramilitary

Last week paramilitary personnel laid out barbed wire fencing around the mosque as pressure on the government to take action increased.

Militant students in Islamabad

The open displays of force in the capital have shocked many.

Pakistani religious student

A Pakistani religious student takes a position in bush outside the Red Mosque

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