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Pakistani relatives and residents offer funeral prayers for victims of the Bacha Khan university attack in Charsadda, about 50 kilometers from Peshawar, on January 21, 2016. Pakistan observed a day of national mourning for the 21 people killed when heavily-armed gunmen stormed a university in the troubled northwest, exposing the failings in a national crackdown on extremism.   LEHTIKUVA / AFP PHOTO / Aamir QURESHI