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Pakistanis flee military offensive

2009-11-05 06:05:02 GMT2009-11-05 14:05:02 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

Men fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, fight and push each other in queue while a policeman tries to maintain the line, at a distribution point for internally displaced people (IDP) in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province Nov. 4, 2009. Pakistani soldiers were fighting intense street battles on Wednesday as they pushed into a major Taliban base in the militants' South Waziristan stronghold, the military said. (Reuters Photo)

A policeman kicks at a boy, who is fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, to force him back into a queue for handouts at a distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, Nov. 4, 2009. A majority of Pakistanis support military action against Islamist militants although more people blame the United States for the violence than blame the Taliban, a poll released on Tuesday showed. (Reuters Photo)

A majority of Pakistanis support military action against Islamist militants although more people blame the United States for the violence than blame the Taliban, a poll released on Tuesday showed.

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