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December 13, 2011

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A student wears a chain around his ankle while others sit with their belongings at a police station after being rescued during a late night raid at the Zakariya madrassa on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. Police rescued 54 students from the basement of an Islamic seminary, or madrassa, where they were kept in chains by clerics, beaten and barely fed. Police are investigating whether the madrassa had any links to violent militant groups, which often recruit from hardline religious schools.

PHOTO: Athar Hussain/Reuters

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