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High in Pakistan's mountains, women break taboos

by AFP
In this photograph taken on August 4, 2014, a Pakistani student from the Shimshal Mountaineering School uses ice axes to climb a slope on a glacier near the Shimshal village in the northern Hunza valley. Photo - AFP
A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world's highest peaks.

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