Pakistan students on Wednesday marked the first anniversary of a Taliban school massacre that left 151 people dead, bearing images of their classmates and teachers slain in the incident which shocked a country already scarred by nearly a decade of attacks.
The assault by nine gunmen on an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, which mostly claimed the lives of schoolchildren, was Pakistan's deadliest ever extremist assault.
Parents of the 134 children killed were greeted by powerful military chief Raheel Sharif at the start of the ceremony at the Army Public School, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and opposition leader Imran Khan also in attendance.
Earlier, the parents had visited their children's graves in Peshawar.
Pakistan deployed paramilitary forces and police in major cities for the anniversary