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Posted: March 4, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Everyone was running to save their life, and it was a horrible scene. I felt like I was watching a movie and this was not real.” M. Yaseen, a 46-year-old Pakistani trader who witnessed two suicide bombers storm a court complex in Islamabad

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