Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi (left) and India's captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, at a news conference in Mohali, India, on Tuesday. The two men and their teams will face off Wednesday in a World Cup semifinal that is being dubbed "the mother of all matches." Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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India, Pakistan Stop For Crucial Cricket Game

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Players at the Polo Grounds of Lahore. The National Polo Championship culminates their season and caps the unofficial start of spring. Sajid Mehmood /NPR hide caption

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In Lahore, Pakistanis Welcome Spring

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Hundreds protest in Islamabad, waving the flags of the Jaamat Islami Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the party of former cricket player Imran Khan, now a politician popular among young Pakistanis. Sajid Mehmood/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Drone Missile Attacks Arouse Anger In Pakistan

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Members of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami protest the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis in Karachi on Wednesday. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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American's Release Doesn't End Turmoil In Pakistan

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Pakistani police officers surround the U.S. Consulate during rallies on Feb. 18 condemning Raymond Davis, a U.S. Embassy employee who shot dead two Pakistanis in Lahore in January. K.M.Chaudary/AP hide caption

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American's CIA Ties Imperil Pakistan Cooperation

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Davis Case Complicates U.S., Pakistan Relations

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U.S., Pakistan Dispute Jailed Diplomat's Immunity

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Pakistani police escorted the man identified by local authorities as Raymond Davis on Friday into court in the city of Lahore, where a judge ordered him held another eight days. The U.S. Embassy says the detained American is a diplomat enjoying immunity from criminal prosecution and arrest. Davis is due back in court Monday. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jailed American's Case Stokes Fury In Pakistan

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Yasim Raashid says many Pakistanis do not believe Davis is a diplomat as the Americans say, but more likely a security operative along the lines of the much-loathed Blackwater, now called Xe. Sajid Memood/ hide caption

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Case Of Jailed Diplomat In Pakistan Fuels Anger

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Pakistani Police: U.S. Employee Kills 2 Gunmen

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Ajoka Theater founder Madeeha Guahar on stage following a performance in Islamabad of a play about blasphemy. In the antisecular atmosphere following the Punjab governor's assassination, the staging of the play is a rare example of secular society standing up against the intimidation of religious extremists. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Extremist Intimidation Chills Pakistan Secular Society

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Swati embroidery is being revived "one stitch at a time" in the vocational institution established in a wing of Ahmed Zeb's home in Saidu Sharif, the old capital of Swat. The princess has taught hundreds of women "to stand up, avoid charity, [and] earn with dignity." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Princess Revives Swati Culture One Stitch At A Time

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A contingent of Pakistani troops march during a parade at a military training center in Karachi in 2009. The army is a powerful force in Pakistani political life. U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reflect the clout wielded by the chief of the military, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistan's Military Shapes Relationship With U.S.

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Activists of the Pakistani fundamentalist party Jamiat Talaba Islam protest last month in Karachi, carrying signs decrying blasphemers and chanting slogans against Asia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death for blasphemy. Politicians and conservative clerics are at odds over whether President Asif Ali Zardari should pardon Asia Bibi, sentenced to hang for defaming the Prophet Muhammad. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Christian's Death Verdict Spurs Holy Row In Pakistan

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