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A Pakistani supporter of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), a hardline religious party, holds an image of Christian woman Asia Bibi during a protest rally following the Supreme Court's decision to acquit Bibi of blasphemy in Islamabad. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hard-line religious political party, chant slogans during a protest on Wednesday against the court decision to overturn the conviction of Asia Bibi. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saleem Abbas, a 17-year-old from northern Pakistan, sits front and center in his Chinese language class taught by Nayyar Nawaz at Pakistan's National University of Modern Languages. Saiyna Bashir for NPR hide caption

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In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And Seen As A Path To Prosperity

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Pakistani supporters of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif carry posters and banners outside the high court building in Islamabad on Wednesday as they celebrate his release from prison. Sharif is appealing the conviction, which followed a major corruption scandal. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A little girl fills two jerrycans with water in the Korangi slum in Karachi. Fetching water is a duty that often falls on very young children. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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For Karachi's Water Mafia, Stolen H2O Is A 'Lucrative Business'

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In this photo released by Press Information Department, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (right) meets with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad on Wednesday. 2018. Khan said he was "optimistic" he could reset the relationship with Washington after the U.S. suspended aid over the country's alleged failure to combat militants. Press Information Department via AP hide caption

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Chinese soldiers display armored vehicles during multinational exercises at the Chebarkul tank range in Russia. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Russia's Multinational Military Exercise Last Week Was A Dry Run For Bigger War Games

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Blackwater security contractors guard Zalmay Khalilzad, then the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, as he arrives at a community sports center in Baghdad in 2006. Jacob Silberberg/AP hide caption

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Zalmay Khalilzad Appointed As U.S. Special Adviser To Afghanistan

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Khalida Brohi grew up Kotri, Pakistan, and was the first girl in her village to go to school. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images hide caption

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Her Father Gave Her The Courage To Speak Out Against 'Honor Killings'

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A Pakistani motorcyclist rides over images of President Trump in August 2017 after Trump accused Pakistan of harboring militants. STR/STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Cuts $300 Million In Aid To Pakistan; Says It's Failing To Fight Militants

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Pakistan's cricket star turned politician Imran Khan speaks to the media after casting his vote in Islamabad on July 25. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani soldiers patrol on a street beside a billboard featuring an image of Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), in Rawalpindi. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maria Toorpakai, a top squash player from Pakistan, is the star of a PBS documentary airing on July 23. Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif march toward Lahore's airport ahead of his arrival from London on Friday. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and his son-in-law all received prison sentences Friday for their roles in the massive corruption scandal that brought down his premiership. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A view of the luxury Frontier Tower Hotel, built near the ski resort on a Swat Valley peak. Residents often describe their region as the Switzerland of Pakistan because of these views. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Once Ruled By Taliban, Residents Of Pakistan's Swat Valley Say Army Should Leave

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Villagers inspects the damage after their home were gutted by firing from the Pakistan side of the border at Jora farm village last week in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu, India. Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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