The 2009 Aalami Musha’ira in Karachi, Pakistan

The 2009 Aalami Musha'ira in Karachi, Pakistan

Urdu poets gather from across the globe for recitations of ghazal poetry at this annual international poetry festival. Since it was begun, in 1989, the dusk-to-dawn event has attracted crowds of 10,000 to 15,000 people.