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Shootings on I.I. Chundrigar Road
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Tonight, just before sunset at around 5:30 pm local time, a mob of men started causing trouble in the heart of Karachi!

According to The News Tribe, the mob tried to move "containers" to the Chief Minister House — Dawn News instead reported live that the mob was heading to Bilawal House (where the late Benazir Bhutto’s son Bilawal lives, and where his father, President Zardari, has created a giant Palestinian-like wall to guard the palace from the surrounding city of Clifton. Locals say he’s guarding himself from the more murderous mobs he will face when he leaves office later in less than a year and moves in).

But police interecepted the mob and started shooting tear gas into the air after closing down I.I. Chundrigar Road (a busy road in Karachi, where the financial district is located) as it falls within Karachi’s Red Zone areas.

Karachi Police Chief Akhter Gorchani chaired the creation of the Red Zone areas two days ago on January 4th as a result of security threats. If a rally or riot were to take place in the Red Zones, roads would be closed, curfews would be in effect and "strict action" would be taken against those who started the riots.

Among the Red Zone areas include the Supreme Court, Sindh High Court, Governer House, Chief Minister House, houses of high profile people, consulates, 5-star hotels I.I. Chundrigar Road, Clifton, Defence et al.

The photograph isn’t of I.I. Chandrigar Road, that was impossible to get to without risking the chance of getting beaten by Karachi Police. Instead, this picture was taken 5km away, at the entrance of the Mai Kolachi Bypass, a highway that leads to I.I. Chundrigar Road from Boat Basin.

I should also express that the only part of Karachi that was in danger was I.I. Chundrigar Road and that while things could have been worse for us in Clifton, all was perfectly fine. So fine in fact, a few of my family and I went shopping. I even found a cool fake Calvin Klein and Tag Heuer watch… didn’t end up buying either though.

International Tennis – McLoughlin, Long (LOC)
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International Tennis – McLoughlin, Long

1911 Sept. 9 (date created or published later by Bain)

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Notes:
Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows tennis players including Maurice Evans McLoughlin (1890-1957). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.09552

Call Number: LC-B2- 2263-11

MOLTKE on Hudson River 6/12 (LOC)
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MOLTKE on Hudson River 6/12

6/12 (date created or published later by Bain)

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Notes:
Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Subjects:
Ships

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.10495

Call Number: LC-B2- 2411-2

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