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To go with story 'Pakistan-unrest-Karachi,FOCUS' by Ashraf Khan In... News PhotoConflict,Family,Funeral Parlor,Horizontal,Karachi,Pakistan,People,Photograph,TerrorismPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTo go with story 'Pakistan-unrest-Karachi,FOCUS' by Ashraf Khan In this photograph taken on September 3, 2013 September 3, 2013 officials of mortuary of Edhi Welfare Trust, take information from the relatives of missing persons in Karachi. Rampant violence has terrorised Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city and economic heartbeat, in recent years, but a recent security crackdown seems to have brought a lull in the bloodshed. Kidnappings for ransom, sectarian attacks and gang warfare have spiralled since 2008, terrifying the city's 18 million inhabitants and prompting tens of thousands of businessmen to flee to the safety of Punjab province. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)