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Anti-government protests in Pakistan continue

Supporters of the Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri continue protests against the government in front of the Parliament in Islamabad.

Anti-government protests in Pakistan continue
Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri (R) meets with Pakistan's governor of Sindh Ishratul Abad (L) during an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament in Islamabad on August 28, 2014, after talks with government were called off. Pakistan's embattled prime minister said on August 27 he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted two weeks ago. Nawaz Sharif told parliament his government would not be thrown off course by the demonstrations led by populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan -- both of whom later called off talks with the government for a second time. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Pakistan continue
Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri (C) meets with Pakistan's governor of Punjab Mohammad Servar (L) as governor of Sindh province Ishratul Abad (R) looks on after failed the talks with government during an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament in Islamabad on August 28, 2014. Pakistan's embattled prime minister said on August 27 he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted two weeks ago. Nawaz Sharif told parliament his government would not be thrown off course by the demonstrations led by populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan -- both of whom later called off talks with the government for a second time. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Pakistan continue
Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri (C) is flanked by Pakistan's governor of Singh province Ishratul Abad (R) and governor of Punjab Mohammad Servar (L) as he addresses the supporters after failed the talks with government during an anti-government slogans during a protest in front of the Parliament in Islamabad on August 28, 2014. Pakistan's embattled prime minister said on August 27 he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted two weeks ago. Nawaz Sharif told parliament his government would not be thrown off course by the demonstrations led by populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan -- both of whom later called off talks with the government for a second time. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Pakistan continue
Pakistani supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri shout anti-government slogans during a protest in front of the Parliament in Islamabad on August 28, 2014. Pakistan's embattled prime minister said on August 27 he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted two weeks ago. Nawaz Sharif told parliament his government would not be thrown off course by the demonstrations led by populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan -- both of whom later called off talks with the government for a second time. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Pakistan continue
Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses Pakistani supporters during an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament in Islamabad on August 28, 2014. Pakistan's embattled prime minister said on August 27 he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted two weeks ago. Nawaz Sharif told parliament his government would not be thrown off course by the demonstrations led by populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan -- both of whom later called off talks with the government for a second time. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Pakistan continue
Pakistani supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri shout anti-government slogans during a protest in front of the Parliament in Islamabad on August 28, 2014. Pakistan's embattled prime minister said on August 27 he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted two weeks ago. Nawaz Sharif told parliament his government would not be thrown off course by the demonstrations led by populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan -- both of whom later called off talks with the government for a second time. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Pakistan continue
Pakistani supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to Qadri's speech during an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament in Islamabad on August 28, 2014. Pakistan's embattled prime minister said on August 27 he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted two weeks ago. Nawaz Sharif told parliament his government would not be thrown off course by the demonstrations led by populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan -- both of whom later called off talks with the government for a second time. (AFP/Getty Images)