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In pictures: Karachi bomb blast

image captionDozens of people have been killed in a bomb blast in a mainly Shia Muslim area of the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
image captionThe bomb exploded outside a Shiite mosque in Abbas Town as people were leaving evening prayers, reports say, and several residential buildings were destroyed.
image captionThe blast triggered a massive fire, hampering the work of rescue teams.
image captionAt least 50 people were taken to hospital, and there are fears that a number of people may be trapped under the rubble.
image captionShocked relatives later began the grim task of identifying the bodies of their loved ones.
image captionPakistan's Shia minority has been frequently targeted by Sunni militants in recent months, although no group has so far claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.

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