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Music soothes extremism along troubled Afghan border

A musician plays his rabab, a guitar-like instrument, while singing a folk song at a Pashtun gathering in Islamabad. Soon many in the audience – including clerics – tie up their turbans and start dancing to the beat of dholak drums. The lure of the music, for that moment, offers a rare outlet for self-expression in a society where frivolity is frowned upon. Full Story

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