In Pakistan former national cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan has been leading a motorcade across the country.
He aimed to travel from Islamabad to the restive tribal area of Waziristan to protest against US drone attacks there, but was prevented from entering by security forces who feared for his safety.
Militants in the area had given Khan and his followers no guarantee of safe passage and referred to him as a “tool of the west.”
After negotiations near the frontier, Mr Khan turned back and decided to hold a rally in the nearby town of Tank.
Like many Pakistanis he believes that the drone attacks kill many civilians and only serve to encourage militancy.