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School attack: How the world weeps [ A picture story ]

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014,19:40 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Scenes of mourners from across the world.

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Ayesha Nasir lights candles December 17, 2014 during a candelight vigil at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, in honor of those killed in an attack by Taliban insurgents on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan mourned 148 people — mostly children — killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.

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Six-year-old Shalisa Ibad holds a candle and flag in honor of those killed during an attack by Taliban insurgents on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, during a candelight vigil at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, December 17, 2014. Pakistan mourned 148 people — mostly children — killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.

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Indian school children hold placards as they pay tribute to Pakistan children and staff killed in a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, in New Delhi on December 18, 2014. Pakistan began three days of mourning on December 17 for the 132 schoolchildren and nine staff killed by the Taliban in the country’s deadliest ever terror attack as the world united in a chorus of revulsion.

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Indian school children hold placards as they pay tribute to Pakistan children and staff killed in a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, in New Delhi on December 18, 2014. Pakistan began three days of mourning on December 17 for the 132 schoolchildren and nine staff killed by the Taliban in the country’s deadliest ever terror attack as the world united in a chorus of revulsion.

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A sign in honor of those killed during an attack by Taliban insurgents on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, is seen during a candelight vigil at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, December 17, 2014. Pakistan mourned 148 people — mostly children — killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.

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Pakistani nursing staff and students arrive for a church service in Karachi on December 18, 2014, for children and teachers killed in an attack by militants on an army-run school in Peshawar. Hundreds of students and parents along with admiring supporters have gathered in front of the school in the northwestern city of Peshawar with some lighting candles and others placing flowers and burning incense sticks.

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Pakistan civil society activists mourn children and teachers killed in an attack by militants on an army-run school in Peshawar on December 18, 2014. Pakistan is mourning 148 people — mostly children — killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.

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A Pakistan civil society activist mourns children and teachers killed in an attack by militants on an army-run school in Peshawar on December 18, 2014. Pakistan is mourning 148 people — mostly children — killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.

Tributes to Peshawar attack victims

College students make paintings to pay tributes to students killed in Peshawar terror attack, at a college in Moradabad on Thursday.

Pakistan mourners gather outside the gate of an army-run school which was attacked by militants in Peshawar on December 18, 2014. Pakistan is mourning 148 people -- mostly children -- killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.

Pakistan mourners gather outside the gate of an army-run school which was attacked by militants in Peshawar on December 18, 2014. Pakistan is mourning 148 people — mostly children — killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.