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In pictures: Islamabad blast

Marriott hotel blast

A huge bomb crater is visible outside the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, which continues to burn after the explosion. Dozens are confirmed dead and many more injured.

Marriott hotel blast

Firefighters tackle the blaze caused by the blast, which consumed a large portion of the 290-room hotel, the most prestigious international hotel in the city.

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An injured man is rushed from the wreckage of the luxury hotel.

Walking wounded man at blast

An injured foreigner escapes from the burning hotel after the blast.

Cars in debris at Marriott hotel

Cars in the hotel's car park were destroyed by the blast.

Injured victim at Marriott hotel

A victim is helped from the rubble by a volunteer. It is feared there are more victims still trapped inside.

Pakistani blast fire

A man attempts to help extinguish the flames pouring out of the hotel.

Pakistani blast volunteers

Volunteers rushed to help people trapped under the debris of the suspected suicide lorry bomb.

Marriott hotel lobby

Employees flee the hotel lobby after the blast. There are growing fears that the building may collapse.

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