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Cleric leads thousands in Pakistan protest march

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An influential Pakistani preacher on Sunday led thousands of supporters at the start of a protest march on the capital Islamabad to demand key reforms before looming elections. 

Pakistani religious leader Tahir-ul Qadri talks with media representatives before the start of protest march in Lahore on January 13, 2013. The influential Pakistani preacher on Sunday led thousands of supporters at the start of a protest march on the capital Islamabad to demand key reforms before looming elections.

Hundreds of cars, buses and trucks carrying around 7,000 people left the easternmost city of Lahore, expected to grow in number as they passed through towns and villages en route to Islamabad, accompanied by a heavy security presence.

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