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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. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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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. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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