Pakistan

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In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a student reads the Islamic holy book as he attends classes at the Jamia Darul Quran madrassa in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan.  Unlike many of the madrassas or religious schools in Pakistan that teach a strict and rigid interpretation of Islam that limits education for girls, this madrassa supports education for girls, but segregated. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives Monday outside the home of a senior police officer tasked with cracking down on militants in Pakistan's largest city.

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