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· July, 2013

Stories about Pakistan from July, 2013

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Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai Impresses UN, Polarizes Pakistan

  14 July 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban on her way to school less than a year ago, celebrated her 16th birthday by delivering a powerful speech to world leaders at the United Nations headquarters in New York. A symbol for child education and women empowerment around the world, some in Malala's country Pakistan continue to spin conspiracy theories to malign her.

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Pakistani Mother, Daughters Gunned Down for Dancing in Rain

  2 July 2013

A mother and her two teenage daughters were shot dead after five masked men broke into their house in the small town of Chilas in Pakistan, in what appears to be an honor killing. A mobile video of the sisters dancing in the rain had been circulating locally, which was seen as an affront to the family's honor.

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