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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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A Pakistani health worker administers the oral polio vaccine to a child during a campaign in Karachi on May 7. Because of past attacks on vaccinators, security personnel are often assigned to accompany them. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why It's So Hard To Wipe Out Polio In Pakistan

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A transgender woman named Shabnam applies makeup before stepping out onto Lahore's streets to beg for money. On Tuesday, Pakistani lawmakers passed legislation that gives transgender people fundamental rights. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Mehnaz (center) is one of 12 female lawyers in an administrative district with 700,000 people. There are about 500 male lawyers in the district. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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'I Want Women To Have Rights Like Men,' Says Lawyer In Pakistan's Swat Valley

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Manzoor Pashteen has risen to lead a fast-growing movement of thousands from Pakistan's Pashtun minority. Where few dare to criticize the army, Pashteen brazenly speaks. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Caught Between The Military And Militants, Pakistan's Pashtuns Fight For Rights

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Kashmiri protesters engulfed in tear-gas face down Indian paramilitary troops during a demonstration Sunday against the killing of rebels in Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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Pakistan test fires its new Ababeel surface-to-surface ballistic missile in Pakistan on Jan. 24, 2017. Ababeel has a maximum range of 1,350 miles and is capable of delivering multiple warheads using multiple independent re-entry vehicle technology, according to Pakistani sources. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Partition, Through A Child's Eyes, In 'The Night Diary'

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Leena Khandwala, 44, at her family home in Karachi, Pakistan. After members of her religious community in the U.S. and Australia were arrested for performing female genital mutilation, she decided to go public about her childhood experience of being cut. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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