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In Pakistan, Secrets Of A 3,000-Year-Old Cemetery

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A bullet went through 13-year-old Shazia Ramazan's hand when a Taliban gunman opened fire on Malala Yousafzai and other schoolgirls in a van in Pakistan last month. Anja Niedringhaus/AP hide caption

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In Pakistan Shooting, Malala's Friends Also Bear Scars

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Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik (right) meets with Salahuddin Rabbani, head of the Afghan High Peace Council, in Islamabad last week. Pakistan freed at least nine Taliban prisoners at the request of the Afghan government, in a move meant to help jump-start a shaky peace process with the militant group in neighboring Afghanistan, officials said. AP/Press Information Department hide caption

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Prisoner Release Shifts Pakistan's Afghan Policy

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Students demand the reopening of the Farooqi Girls High School in Lahore, Pakistan, in early November. A mob attacked the school in October, accusing a teacher of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. It takes just one accusation to lead to an arrest under Pakistan's stringent blasphemy laws. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Blasphemy Charges On The Rise In Pakistan

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Social Mobilizers Combat Polio In Pakistan's Slums

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Children in a Lahore slum after heavy rains. The slum has a large population of Pashtuns who came from Pakistan's lawless tribal regions; many carry the polio virus with them. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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How The Taliban Is Thwarting The War On Polio

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A demonstrator reacts after Pakistani policemen fire tear gas during a protest against power cuts in Karachi in June. Pakistan suffers from a massive energy crisis, one of several factors contributing to the country's severe economic troubles. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Faltering Economy Threatens Pakistan's Stability

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Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Pakistan's railways minister, has offered $100,000 for the death of a filmmaker who produced an anti-Islam movie. He says it's the "only way" to stop insults to the Prophet Muhammad. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani Minister Stands By Bounty For Filmmaker

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15 Dead After Pakistan Protests Over Anti-Islam Video

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Thousands In Pakistan Protest Anti-Islam Movie

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Abdul Qadeer Khan, regarded as the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, shakes hands with supporters at the Rawalpindi High Court in 2010. The controversial Khan, who sold nuclear secrets to Iran and North Korea, is now entering politics. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Father Of Pakistan's Nukes Enters Politics

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Next U.S. President Will Face Old Issues In Pakistan

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Tiny Grindstone Island has only one official cemetery. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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On Remote Island, The Dead Are Buried Far And Wide

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Japan Looks For Ways To Keep Communities Intact

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