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By: Catie Leary on Aug. 18, 2011, 6:07 p.m.
Homeless Pakistani children eat fruit at a slum in Lahore, Pakistan on Aug. 15.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Cost of food rises in Pakistan

Homeless Pakistani children eat fruit in a slum in Lahore, Pakistan, on Aug. 15.

Volatile food prices in Pakistan have lead to violence and unrest. Flooding that devastated primary crops — including wheat and rice — has led to a surge in prices, even on items as basic as tomatoes, squash and potatoes.