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The Taliban militants who occupied Pakistan's Pashtun regions banned all forms of music, forcing many female singers and dancers to perform in secret.
The worn-out burqa covering her from head to toe fails to conceal Rekhmina's sense of loss and uncertainty.
The mother of four has come to the Khpal Kor Foundation, an orphanage located in Swat District's largest city, Mingora, in the belief that it offers the best chance of keeping her children off the streets.
To gain admission for her three daughters and one son, however, she must answer the very question she has spent months trying to answer herself: "Where is your husband?"
In Peshawar, the Pashtun people hold on to their cultural heritage while living in constant fear of Taliban Militancy.
Neelum lost her world when her husband was killed in a suicide bombing outside his shop in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. She doesn't know who to ask about her suffering -- the Taliban or the military.
"The area has been cleared of terrorists" is a common refrain in Pakistani media, but in the Swat Valley, trauma from the conflict between Pakistani security forces and Taliban militants remains.