On the Big Picture: Scenes from Pakistan ("Collected here are 40 recent photos from Pakistan, with a special acknowledgement to the artistry of AP Photographer Emilio Morenatti".)
Beards, burqas, bodies, and bombs. Great. (I did like the Data Darbar ones, though...the lights, and the hashish.)
The hashish picture was superb indeed, and the urgency at the mazaar of Daata Ganj Baksh was palpable. The ones focusing on the situation in the North-West were certainly all dramatic and striking, but as the title of your post makes clear, a bit predictable. Not so the one with the man sitting with his tools/implements on the road-divider with traffic on either side.