Shahbaz Bhatti

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The Reverend Joseph Sobierajski from Washington's Holy Trinity... News PhotoAssassination,Conflict,Embassy,Minority Groups,Pakistan,Praying,Shahbaz Bhatti,USA,Vertical,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2011 AFPThe Reverend Joseph Sobierajski from Washington's Holy Trinity Catholic Church says a prayer for Pakistan's assassinated minister for minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, at the Pakistani embassy in Washington on March 9, 2011. Bhatti, 42, pictured at right, who opposed Pakistan's Islamic blasphemy laws, was shot as he left his mother's home in a residential area of Islamabad on March 2, 2011. Police said the attackers fired at least 25 bullets at his vehicle. A letter found at the scene, purportedly from supporters of Al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the killing, police said. AFP PHOTO / SHAUN TANDON (Photo credit should read SHAUN TANDON/AFP/Getty Images)