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No drone syndrome

Dozens of tribesmen from North Waziristan staged a protest in Islamabad against US drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. The US drone strikes are deeply controversial in Pakistan and the identities of those killed are often impossible to confirm independently. - AP and AFP photos.

Villagers from the Waziristan tribal region sit in protest near the Parliament in Islamabad, on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Banner on right reads ?Chief Justice should take notice?.
Villagers from the Waziristan tribal region sit in protest near the Parliament in Islamabad, on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Banner on right reads ?Chief Justice should take notice?.
Villagers sit with Sanaullah, right, from the tribal area of Waziristan, who reportedly lost his legs and an eye by a US drone attack, during the protest.
Villagers sit with Sanaullah, right, from the tribal area of Waziristan, who reportedly lost his legs and an eye by a US drone attack, during the protest.
Tribesmen shout slogans as they hold a banner during the protest.
Tribesmen shout slogans as they hold a banner during the protest.
Tribesman Kareem Khan (2R) and his lawyer Mirza Shehzad Akbar (2L) and Christopher Rogers (L), field fellow with the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) attend the protest.
Tribesman Kareem Khan (2R) and his lawyer Mirza Shehzad Akbar (2L) and Christopher Rogers (L), field fellow with the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) attend the protest.
Tribal student Mohammad Fahim (C), who lost his eye in a US drone attack sits along with others during the protest.
Tribal student Mohammad Fahim (C), who lost his eye in a US drone attack sits along with others during the protest.
Cleric Abdul Aziz (C) leads a prayer with tribesmen of North Waziristan, on a street in Islamabad on December 10, 2010, on the second day of protests against US drone attacks.
Cleric Abdul Aziz (C) leads a prayer with tribesmen of North Waziristan, on a street in Islamabad on December 10, 2010, on the second day of protests against US drone attacks.
Cleric Abdul Aziz addresses the tribesmen from North Waziristan in Islamabad.
Cleric Abdul Aziz addresses the tribesmen from North Waziristan in Islamabad.
A boy holds a placard during the second day of protests.
A boy holds a placard during the second day of protests.
Former ISI Chief Hamid Gul addresses tribesmen from North Waziristan in Islamabad.
Former ISI Chief Hamid Gul addresses tribesmen from North Waziristan in Islamabad.
Religious students and tribesmen of North Waziristan pray in Islamabad on December 10, 2010, on the second day of protests against the US drone attacks.
Religious students and tribesmen of North Waziristan pray in Islamabad on December 10, 2010, on the second day of protests against the US drone attacks.

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sana Dec 17, 2010 03:33pm
This is heart - wrenching! where is cyril almedia now . I distinctly remember his piece in defense of drone attack , stating that locals are mostly pro drones. I hope this opens his and the whole country's eyes. Also hope US citizens look at these pictures- this is what your tax dollars are being used to achieve!
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