Remebering the soldiers of Siachen

Published May 31, 2012
Veiled women place flowers underneath the portraits of Pakistani soldiers victims of an avalanche, during a ceremony in Peshawar. ? Photo by AFP
Veiled women place flowers underneath the portraits of Pakistani soldiers victims of an avalanche, during a ceremony in Peshawar. ? Photo by AFP
People gather in front of the portraits of Pakistani soldiers victims of an avalanche, during a ceremony in Peshawar. ? Photo by AFP
People gather in front of the portraits of Pakistani soldiers victims of an avalanche, during a ceremony in Peshawar. ? Photo by AFP
Young men place candles in front of the portraits of Pakistani soldiers victims of an avalanche, during a ceremony in Peshawar. ? Photo by AFP
Young men place candles in front of the portraits of Pakistani soldiers victims of an avalanche, during a ceremony in Peshawar. ? Photo by AFP
Women place candles in front of the portraits of Pakistani soldier's victims of an avalanche, during a ceremony in Peshawar. ? Photo by AFP
Women place candles in front of the portraits of Pakistani soldier's victims of an avalanche, during a ceremony in Peshawar. ? Photo by AFP
Pakistani women light candles in remembrance of Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier. ? Photo by AP
Pakistani women light candles in remembrance of Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier. ? Photo by AP
Students lay flowers next to a billboard showing solidarity with Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier. ? Photo by AP
Students lay flowers next to a billboard showing solidarity with Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier. ? Photo by AP

Pakistan on May 29, 2012 declared 140 people dead buried by a huge avalanche on Siachen Glacier, approximately seven weeks ago. Only three bodies have been recovered so far from the glacier despite desperate rescue efforts in collaboration with foreign teams.

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