Saudi Woman's Driving Violation Spurs Controversy

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Col. Latifa Nabizada, the only female pilot in Afghanistan, flies her helicopter to some of the most dangerous parts of the country. Her 5-year-old daughter, Malalai, is often with her in the cockpit. Jonathan Levinson/for NPR hide caption

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A Long, Turbulent Journey For Afghan Female Pilot

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BooBoo (right) flashes a Playboys gang hand sign, 1993. Robert Yager hide caption

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Ex-L.A. Gang Member Trades Streets For Family Life

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Mandy with her father (far left) and other relatives, on her recent trip back to China. Her parents think it's important for her to connect with her relatives, but she often feels like she doesn't have much to say around them. Courtesy of Mandy Lu hide caption

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From China To The U.S.: Student Juggles Two Worlds

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The "Buranovo Babushkas" watch video, for the first time, of two of their members appearing on Russia's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? program. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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Russian Women Prove It's Hip To Be A Babushka

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A man carries his son at a Beijing park. China's one-child policy has been blamed for the current gender-imbalance in China, where sex-specific abortions remain common. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Asia, The Perils Of Aborting Girls And Keeping Boys

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Amira Al-Sharif photographs Matt Logan, a regular at Tompkins Square Park in New York City. Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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Yemeni Photographer Turns Her Lens On The West

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Military officials salute the casket of Gen. Vang Pao in Fresno, Calif. Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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Family History: The General, His Sisters And Me

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A Termite Queen And Her Ultimate Sacrifice

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Noorain Khan committed to wearing the hijab when she was 8. She took it off when she was 20. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Lifting The Veil: Muslim Women Explain Their Choice

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Haniya Aslam (left) and Zeb Bangash have won critical acclaim in Pakistan, where female musicians face challenges simply because they're women. Courtesy of Nida Rehman hide caption

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Music In The Time Of Extremism

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People have long speculated about why girls love horses, according to Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. She says that by identifying with these dynamic, strong animals, girls are expressing their own power. Corbis hide caption

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Why Do Girls Love Horses, Unicorns And Dolphins?

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Iraqi Women Wed To Insurgents Find Little Hope

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Pakistan's Lesbians Live In Silence, Love In Secret

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Magan's mother, Marcy Hebert, says Magan was interested in hunting before her brother was. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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For Some Girls, The Ultimate Goal Is To Kill A Buck

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