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    Pakistanis bury Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, who enraged Muslims by opposing laws that decreed death for insulting Islam and was slain by a bodyguard. (Associated Press)


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    Mumtaz Qadri, foregroung, the suspected killer of Punjab's governor Salman Taseer, leaves a court in Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, mobbed by supporters. (AP Photo/Mohammad Riazur Rehman)


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    Mumtaz Qadri, center, the accused killer of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, arrives at court in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. More than 500 Muslim scholars praised the man suspected of killing the Pakistani governor because the politician opposed blasphemy laws that mandate death for those convicted of insulting Islam. The group of scholars and clerics known as Jamat Ahle Sunnat is affiliated with a moderate school of Islam and represents the mainstream Barelvi sect. The group said in a statement Wednesday that no one should pray for Mr. Taseer or express regret for his murder. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)


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    Pakistani women light candles and pray at the site of a shooting that killed Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. Taseer was killed on Tuesday by his bodyguard commando, who reportedly was enraged by Mr. Taseer's opposition to laws decreeing death for insulting Islam. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)


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    A Pakistani mourner grieves on an ambulance carrying the coffin of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer during his funeral procession in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Thousands of Pakistani police were on high alert in Lahore on ahead of the funeral for the outspoken provincial governor, allegedly shot dead by a bodyguard reportedly enraged by his opposition to laws decreeing death for insulting Islam. Mr. Taseer, a high-profile, 66-year-old businessman and media tycoon, was a stalwart of the ruling Pakistan People's Party, and his assassination sent nuclear-armed Pakistan reeling at a time of great political turmoil. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)


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    A Pakistani helicopter carrying the coffin of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer departs for his burial in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)


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    Pakistanis wave at a helicopter carrying the coffin of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer as it departs for burial in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


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    Pakistani rescue workers and mourners bury the coffin of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer in a cemetry in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Ahmad Sheraz)


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    Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, center, and Interior Minister Rehman Malik, right, arrive to attend the funeral of Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Thousands of Pakistani police were on high alert in Lahore ahead of the funeral for the outspoken provincial governor shot dead allegedly by a bodyguard reportedly enraged by his opposition to laws decreeing death for insulting Islam. Mr. Taseer, a high-profile, 66-year-old businessman and media tycoon, was a stalwart of the ruling Pakistan People's Party, and his assassination Tuesday sent nuclear-armed Pakistan reeling at a time of great political turmoil. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)


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