The graves were apparently opened and reopened multiple times, serving more than one generation. Courtesy of ACT Project hide caption

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

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Anti-nuclear protesters carry "No nukes" banners during a march in Tokyo last month. Protests against Japan's use of nuclear power have grown in the aftermath of the March 2011 Fukushima disaster. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, shown speaking in India last week, said the U.S. was "reaching the limits of [its] patience" with Pakistan. He is one of several U.S. officials to deliver sharp public criticism of Pakistan recently. Jim Watson/AP hide caption

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An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan on Jan. 31, 2010. Drones have become the U.S. weapon of choice in the fight against terrorism. But as the technology of this new form of warfare improves, so do concerns about how others will use it in the future. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Baily the donkey (right) and Munna, characters from the Pakistani version of Sesame Street, perform at the launch ceremony for the show, Sim Sim Hamara, at Rafi Peer Theater Workshop in Lahore, Nov. 26, 2011. Mohsin Raza/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A NATO soldier aims his weapon during a gun battle in Kabul, Afghanistan, in April. NATO is holding a summit in Chicago this weekend, and discussing the future of the alliance is on the agenda. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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