Image of Asia: Indians pray for Pakistan victims

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Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:06 AM
Image of Asia: Indians pray for Pakistan victims

In this photo by Altaf Qadri, an Indian schoolgirl observes two minutes of silence Wednesday in New Delhi for those who were killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Following Tuesday's attack, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a series of statements, calling it "a senseless act of unspeakable brutality that has claimed lives of the most innocent of human beings - young children in their school." At least 148 people were killed in the attack, almost all of them schoolchildren. India and Pakistan, who are nuclear-armed neighbors, have a history of tense relations and have fought three wars since they gained independence in 1947.