No Place To Sleep
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Karachi after Bhutto assassination

No Place To Sleep
A man sleeps on the floor inside a central Karachi market in Pakistan. With a large chunk of the city’s estimated 14 million people living in poverty, anti-government sentiment has been steadily growing. Although businesses reopened after a three-day mourning period for Benazir Bhutto, trade was light. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Fruit Vendor
A man tends to his fruit stall in a marketplace. Karachi, one of Pakistan’s largest cities, stirred back to life after being brought to a virtual standstill over the weekend because of rioting and looting on the heels of Bhutto’s assassination. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
A butcher sets up shop in a Karachi marketplace. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Street Traffic
Although street traffic was brisk after a three-day mourning period for Bhutto came to an end, a large number of storefronts remained closed and many workers chose to stay home. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
A man washes pots and pans in a marketplace cafe, where business was light. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Karachi Stock Market
Men keep an eye on prices at the Karachi stock market. Stocks fell in early-morning trading on fears that political instability could damage Pakistan’s $145-billion economy. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)