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Fuel tankers sit idle in Pakistan during dispute with US over supply routes to Afghanistan

Fareed Khan / AP

Oil tankers, which were used to transport NATO fuel supplies to Afghanistan, are parked in a compound in Karachi, Pakistan on Thursday.

Fareed Khan / AP

Oil tankers, which were used to transport NATO fuel supplies to Afghanistan, are parked in Karachi on Wednesday.

Reuters reports that Pakistan has kept supply routes to NATO troops in Afghanistan closed for six months:

The United States has been pushing Pakistan to re-open supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan in difficult talks that show no signs of a breakthrough any time soon.

Pakistan closed the routes, seen as vital to the planned withdrawal of most foreign troops from Afghanistan before the end of 2014, in protest against last November's killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a NATO air attack along the Afghan border.

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Fareed Khan / AP

A Pakistani man selling cold drinks pushes his bicycle between oil tankers, which were used to transport NATO fuel supplies to Afghanistan, in a compound in Karachi.

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