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In pictures: Islamabad aftermath

Pakistani rescue workers at Marriott Hotel bomb site, Islamabad

Pakistani rescuers recovered several more bodies from Islamabad's bomb-ravaged Marriott Hotel on Sunday. At least 53 people are now known to have been killed in Saturday's blast in the capital.

Bomb crater outside Marriott Hotel in Islamabad

The lorry-bomb explosion left a 20ft (6m) crater in front of the hotel. The blast is thought to have been caused by some 600kg of high quality explosives.

Rescuers search in the hall of the Marriott Hotel

At least 270 people were injured in the hotel, popular with foreigners and the Pakistani elite.

Pakistani firefighters inside the Marriott hotel

Rescue efforts were being hampered by heat debris. Officials also warned that the 290-room hotel could collapse.

Pakistani army soldiers at the Marriott Hotel bomb site in Islamabad

Emergency services were unable to reach the upper floors for hours after the explosion.

Pakistani investigators at the Marriott Hotel bomb site in Islamabad

Investigators were painstakingly sifting through the wreckage for evidence. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but fingers are being pointed at Taleban militants.

Pakistani army soldiers at the Marriott Hotel bomb site in Islamabad

Officials warned that the death toll would rise further.

Marriott Hotel bomb site, Islamabad, Pakistan

The hotel owner said a lorry blew up as it was being checked by security at the entrance. A huge area of the hotel remained on fire hours after the explosion.

An injured foreigner. Photo: 20 September 2008

Most of the victims were Pakistani nationals, but a number of foreigners were also killed.

Funerals in Islamabad. Photo: 21 September 2008

The first funerals of those killed were held on Sunday.



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