This image is chilling, and to some, we know, disturbing. The bombing in Pakistan this week was a devastating event, important on political and humanitarian levels. But this image of its aftermath is so eerily striking. This man's body has been washed and is now being gently wrapped by hands reaching tenderly into the frame. As editor Jim Seida pointed out, the clean, open composition and gentle lighting allow you to really feel the moment, to put yourself in that room and hear the eerie quiet of nothing but plastic wrapping echoing off of the cold floor. View and vote on all of The Week in Pictures selections: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/.
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A body is wrapped in plastic after being washed at the Edhi Morgue on Friday, Oct. 19, in Karachi, Pakistan. A suicide bombing the day before killed at least 136 people in an assassination attempt on former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as she returned from self-imposed exile after eight years.