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In pictures: Bhutto's last rally

Benazir Bhutto waves to thousands of supporters at a campaign rally on 27 December 2007.

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated during a rally in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad.

Pakistani former premier Benazir Bhutto arrived for an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi 27 December 2007

With elections days away, Ms Bhutto had been campaigning incessantly, buoyed by the apparent support her party enjoys.

Pakistani former premier Benazir Bhutto leaves the stage after her last election campaign rally in Rawalpindi.

Moments after delivering her speech, she left the stage satisfied with the support she had received.

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto waves from her car just seconds before being attacked

She got into a car to leave, waving to supporters moments before being attacked.

Survivors flee bomb the attack.

The suicide bomber caught up with her as she was leaving, exploding his lethal device.

A supporter of former premier Benazir Bhutto cries as he sits among bodies after the bomb blast,

Supporters were stunned as they surveyed the carnage.

A survivor awaits an ambulance immediately after the attack.

Dazed, the injured waited to be taken to hospital.

Benazir Bhutto at the rally in Rawalpindi on 27 December 2007

Despite knowing she was a target, Ms Bhutto had vowed to defy the threats.





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