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Taliban Gunmen Lay Siege to School in Pakistan

Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores, officials said, in the highest-profile militant attack to hit the troubled region in months.

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Parents escort their children outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores, officials said, in the highest-profile militant attack to hit the troubled region in months.

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Volunteers carry a student injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen at a local hospital in Peshawar.

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Pakistani security forces drive on a road leading to the Army Public School.

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A woman weeps as she waits at a hospital where victims of the attack were being treated in Peshawar.

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School children who were rescued by the security forces are ushered away from the scene.

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Soldiers move bodies of victims who were killed when Taliban gunmen attacked the Army Public School.

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Men carry an injured student to a hospital.

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A man and a woman rush to a hospital treating victims of the attack.

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Pakistani school boys arrive to donate blood for victims of the attack.

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The uncle and cousin of injured student Mohammad Baqair, center, comfort him as he mourns the death of his mother who was a teacher at the school.

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Rescue workers and family members carry the coffin of a student who was killed during the attack.

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Pakistani journalists and others hold a candlelight vigil in Islamabad, Pakistan, for the victims of the attack.

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