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In early April, professor Iftikhar Baloch was assaulted and nearly killed in his office by members of Islami Jamiat Taliba, who were upset at the expulsion of some of their members from the university. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Kosar Ghaffar Ahmed, 17, participates in a literacy program in which students learn through transcribing text messages. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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At a family brick-making operation near the Grand Trunk Road in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, workers load donkeys with sun-dried bricks to be carried to the kiln. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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'Builders Of The Nation' Ply Ancient Craft In Pakistan

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Muhammad Yasir, 23, lifts free weights at Gold's Gym in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Despite its name, the facility is not affiliated with the U.S. gym chain. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Skaters from the Tough Cookies (in blue) and the Varsity Brawlers (in purple) are seen during an L.A. Derby Dolls match last month. The teams' athletes include Agnus Die and Vik Timizer of the Varsity Brawlers and Aggro Vader and Iron Maiven of the Tough Cookies. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ladies' Choice: To Be A 'Doll On Wheels'

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