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Photos: Pakistan's iron lady, Benazir Bhutto

Published 0056 GMT (0856 HKT) December 1, 2013
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Benazir Bhutto, the first woman elected prime minister in a Muslim nation, led Pakistan twice, from 1988 to 1990 and then again from 1993 to 1996. Both times she was prime minister, she was dismissed from office amid allegations of corruption. She was killed in 2007, shortly after returning to Pakistan to run in the country's general elections after a self-imposed, eight-year exile. Bill Potter/AP
Crowds of supporters throw rose petals to greet Bhutto during the election campaign against President General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq for the position of prime minister in October 1986 in Sindh, Pakistan. Reza/Getty Images
Bhutto meets with a group of male supporters at her family home in Larkarna after returning to Pakistan from London to lead her late father's party, the Pakistan People's Party, in 1986. Peter Charlesworth/LightRocket via Getty Images
Bhutto at her family's home in Larkarna. Behind her is a picture of her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who in 1979 was hanged for the murder of a political opponent two years after he was ousted as prime minister in a military coup. Peter Charlesworth/LightRocket via Getty Images
Bhutto speaks in Karachi on September 9, 1986. Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
In 1987, Bhutto marries Asif ali Zardari in Karachi. The photo is from one of the various ceremonies for their wedding. Peter Charlesworth/LightRocket via Getty Images
After winning the election, Prime Minister Bhutto meets with President Bush at the White House in June 1989 in Washington. GREG GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images
Bhutto attends an international summit in Paris on July 13, 1989. Eric BOUVET/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Bhutto meets with President Clinton in the White House Rose Garden in 1995. Diana Walker//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
A Pakistani court finds Bhutto guilty of corruption and sentences her to five years in prison. The conviction is later overturned, but she remains in exile. Bhutto returns to Karachi in October 2007 and narrowly escapes injury as a suicide bombing near her convoy kills 136 people. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
Family and friends of the victims from the October 2007 bombing meet with Bhutto during a prayer service at her house in Karachi. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
Supporters of Bhutto gather during a campaign against President Pervez Musharraf in Larkana on December 23, 2007 ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images
A boy stands underneath a billboard of Bhutto in Larkana on October 23, 2007. A month later Bhutto was fatally injured when a gunman fired shots then detonated a suicide bomb during a rally in Rawalpindi. In August 2013, a Pakistani court indicted President Pervez Musharraf in Bhutto's death. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
Bhutto's family attends her funeral on December 29, 2007 in the village of Ghari Khuda Baksh, including her son Bilawali, and daughters Asifa and Bakhtawar. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images