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Rights & Wrongs in Pakistan: Honeymoon Hideaway No More

Friday, April 17, 2009

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistan's Swat Valley area used to be known for its lush trees, towering mountains and flowing water gushing through the valley from the glaciers above. Swat was for lovers -- young honeymoon couples beginning a new life, families enamored of nature's display of bounty. An area where you could buy handmade crafts direct from artisans' humble studios, sipping tea in the shade as apprentices wrapped up your purchases.

Yet as 2008 passed into 2009 the trickle of stories coming out of the area concerning public floggings, school bombings, beheaded police officers and political assassinations turned into a flood. ...

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