Pakistani Rangers (in black) goosestep at the Wagah border; India's border guards are in tan. The 30-minute ritual show of force and bluster happens every evening of the year. Hundreds of spectators come to watch the show -- from both sides of the border.
A cultural war is playing out among Pakistan's youth, pitting fundamentalism against secularism, isolationism versus globalization. Here, female students attend classes at the private Institute of Management Sciences in Peshawar, in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province.
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Paramedics and Afghan civilians carry a coffin containing the body of one of five people killed by a roadside bomb in Kandahar in mid-April. Fear has gripped the southern city of Kandahar ahead of NATO's upcoming offensive.