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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP10ThingsToSee - Waseem Akram, 27, dances during a private party in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, he stands before a mirror, shaving away his be…

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, applies makeup on his face as he prepares himself for a party at a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But …

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

COMBO - This combination of two images taken between Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 and Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, shows Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, posing for a picture in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani c…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, dances during a private party in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, he stands before a mirror, shaving away hi…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

In this Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, center, stands by the mobile shop where he works at a market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, he stands bef…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, shaves his beard as he prepares himself for a party at a friend's place, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

COMBO - This combination of two images taken on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, shows Pakistani Riasat Hussain, 19, posing for a picture at a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretat…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, applies makeup on his face using natural light due to a power cut, as he prepares himself for a party at a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old n…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

COMBO - This combination of two images taken on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, shows Pakistani Arfeen Nasar, 49, posing for a picture at his place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of the…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 photo, Pakistani Bakhtawar Ijaz, 43, wears a bra under the light of a lamp due to a power cut, while preparing himself to go out, at his home in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many foll…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

COMBO - This combination of two images taken on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, shows Pakistani Tahir Abbas, 26, posing for a picture in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, prepares himself for a party at a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. “I am not transgendered. I am a man who simply enjoys dancing and needs money to have a better life and being a woman is the way,” he tells The Associ…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

COMBO - This combination of two images taken between Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 and Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, shows Pakistani Amjad Mahmoud, 44, reflected in a mirror while posing for a picture at his place, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

In this Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, center, plays a game with neighboring workers at a market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands be…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

COMBO - This combination of two images taken between Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 and Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, shows Pakistani Bakhtawar Ijaz, 43, posing for a picture in an alley of a neighborhood in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. “I am a very shy man. Eyes always follow me when I walk out of the apartment t…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 photo, Pakistani Bakhtawar Ijaz, 43, applies makeup on his face under the light of a lamp due to a power cut, as he prepares himself to go out, at his place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. “I am a very shy man. Eyes always follow me when I walk out of the apartment th…

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 photo, pictures of Pakistani transgender people are spread on the ground of an apartment shared by a group of dancers in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Male and female roles are clearly defined in Pakistan, and the transgendered often face harassment and abuse. One role …

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AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female w…

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Muslims protest weekly's prophet cartoon; 4 killed in Niger

Muslims protest weekly's prophet cartoon; 4 killed in Niger

Pakistani civil society members hold banners and chant slogans during a protest against extremism and to mark the one month anniversary of the school attack that killed more than 100 children in Peshawar, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Muslims protest weekly's prophet cartoon; 4 killed in Niger

Muslims protest weekly's prophet cartoon; 4 killed in Niger

Pakistani civil society members hold banners during a protest against extremism and to mark the one month anniversary of the school attack that killed more than 100 children in Peshawar, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan

Pakistan

Un militar paquistaní de pie junto a una pared llena de impactos de bala dentro de la Escuela del Ejército atacada por talibanes armados el martes, en Peshawar, Pakistán, el 18 de diciembre de 2014. (Foto AP/Muhammed Muheisen)

December 19, 2014 8:57 am
Ten best from the Associated Press

Ten best from the Associated Press

Pakistani children and female protestors sleep in front of the parliament building, during weeklong protests from the eastern city of Lahore to the gates of parliament calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged voting fraud, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (…

August 28, 2014 9:02 am
10 things to see

10 things to see

Pakistani men, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, build a mud house on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

August 21, 2014 9:49 am
World briefs

World briefs

A girl hangs on a hand-operated Ferris wheel, hoping to get a free ride in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

May 31, 2014 3:58 pm
Valentine's Day celebrations around the world

Valentine's Day celebrations around the world

A Pakistani boy stands on a roadside along with other vendors, holding red heart-shaped balloons hoping to sell them on Valentine's Day in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

February 14, 2014 12:14 pm
Valentine's Day celebrations around the world

Valentine's Day celebrations around the world

A Pakistani woman holding red and white heart-shaped balloons pose for a picture taken by another girl on Valentine's Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

February 14, 2014 12:14 pm
10 things to see

10 things to see

AP10ThingsToSee - Chaudary Rizwan, who left school three years ago to work and help his family, sits on his mandarin cart waiting for customers on a roadside in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

January 16, 2014 11:22 am
Memorial for Nelson Mandela

Memorial for Nelson Mandela

A woman wears a photo of former South African president Nelson Mandela for his the memorial service for at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

December 10, 2013 9:16 am
Around the world

Around the world

Afghan refugee children play in a field as the sun sets on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, with thousands li…

November 25, 2013 3:20 pm
Kenya mall attack

Kenya mall attack

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013: Peshawar, Pakistan_Pakistani women grieve over the coffins of their relatives, who were killed in a suicide attack on a church. The suicide bomb attack killed scores of people Sunday, in one of the worst assaults on the countryís Christian minority in years. An assaul…

September 23, 2013 3:02 pm
APTOPIX Pakistan Daily Life

APTOPIX Pakistan Daily Life

A Pakistani boy showers himself with cold water from a leaking pipe in Islamabad. Low water levels in the country’s reservoirs have led to a shortage of clean drinking water.

September 13, 2013 9:09 pm
Syria's war splits nation into 3 regions

Syria's war splits nation into 3 regions

The opposition movement is far from monolithic, with infighting between rebel groups. The rebel fighter, above, had returned from the Aleppo area.

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AP top photos: 10 things to see

AP top photos: 10 things to see

AP10ThingsToSee - A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, attends a test in reciting verses of the Quran during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, July 22, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the…

July 25, 2013 11:25 am
Mandela faces 'impending death'

Mandela faces 'impending death'

Supporters pray for Mandela at his house in the Soweto township, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The remains of three of his children were reburied Thursday amid a family dispute.

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World effort against child labor has a long way to go

World effort against child labor has a long way to go

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10 things to see

10 things to see

AP10ThingsToSee - Pakistanis are silhouetted against vehicle headlamps while walking on street darkened by power cuts on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Much of Pakistan is subject to rolling power cuts up to 18 hours a day because of electricity shortages. (AP P…

June 06, 2013 9:26 pm
Turbulent Pakistan set for historic, pivotal vote

Turbulent Pakistan set for historic, pivotal vote

Images of former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan adorn a supporter's car. Today's vote marks the first time a civilian government has handed over power peacefully in Pakistan.

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Kidnap, attacks mar Pakistan campaign

Kidnap, attacks mar Pakistan campaign

A candidate's supporters rally in Islamabad. Saturday's vote will mark the first transition between democratically elected governments in a country prone to political instability.

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An elderly Pakistani Christian man, prays during a Mass on Good Friday in a church in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians around the world are marking the Easter holy week. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

March 29, 2013 11:44 am
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Holy Week Photo Gallery-14.jpg

An elderly Pakistani Christian man, prays during a Mass on Good Friday in a church in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians around the world are marking the Easter holy week. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

March 29, 2013 11:39 am
Arms flowing to Syrian rebels, officials say

Arms flowing to Syrian rebels, officials say

Rebels learn how to use a rocket-propelled grenade. America's Arab allies have dramatically stepped up weapon supplies to Syrian rebels in advance of a push on Damascus, experts say.

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International Women's Day observances

International Women's Day observances

Pakistani army Capt. Nazish Khan, 27, who is deployed as a Doctor at the Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi, poses for a picture at the hospital, on International Women's Day, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, March 8, 2013. The Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi is a surgical hospital …

March 08, 2013 2:29 pm
International Women's Day observances

International Women's Day observances

Pakistani army Brigadier Surryia Nasim, 57, who is deployed as a nursing officer at the Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi, poses for a picture at the hospital, on International Women's Day, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, March 8, 2013. The Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi is a sur…

March 08, 2013 2:28 pm
International Women's Day observances

International Women's Day observances

Pakistani army Col. Ruqqia Bibi, 52, who is deployed as a nursing officer at the Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi, poses for a picture at the hospital, on International Women's Day, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, March 8, 2013. The Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi is a surgical h…

March 08, 2013 2:28 pm
International Women's Day observances

International Women's Day observances

Pakistani army Col. Nigar Johar, 50, poses for a picture at the Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi, on International Women's Day, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, March 8, 2013. The Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi is a surgical hospital headed by Pakistan's Army Medical Corps, which…

March 08, 2013 2:28 pm
Talk of peace angers victims of Pakistan Taliban

Talk of peace angers victims of Pakistan Taliban

Hazratullah Khan, 14, lost a leg in a bombing and voices no desire to make peace with those who maimed him.

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Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A Pakistani boy, feeds his family's camels in a field on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

January 06, 2013 4:18 pm
US recognizes Syria's main rebel faction

US recognizes Syria's main rebel faction

Syrians who fled their homes struggle to get bedding distributed at a camp for displaced Syrians, in the village of Atmeh. This tent camp is shelter to some of the Syrians uprooted by the country's brutal civil war.

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Rebels take Syrian army base near Turkish border

Rebels take Syrian army base near Turkish border

Syrian boys, whose family fled its home, walk to their tent at a camp for displaced Syrians in the village of Atmeh, Syria. Activists say the Syrian conflict has killed more than 40,000 people.

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1st day of school comes in name only for Syrian kids

1st day of school comes in name only for Syrian kids

A school hit by an airstrike won't be seeing children any time soon in Tel Rifaat, on the outskirts of Aleppo. Syria's civil war has left many schools deserted or in ruins.

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