The courage, poise, and wisdom of Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' education in Pakistan, has captured the hearts and minds of Westerners. While Western girls may take their education for granted, in the Muslim world, girls must cross cultural and religious barriers to attend school. Here are five snapshots of girls' education in the Muslim world. [Editor's note: The original headline and text incorrectly said "Arab world" instead of the Muslim world.]
President Hamid Karzai has so far declined to sign a pact that would keep US troops in Afghanistan after 2104. Analysts in both the US and Afghanistan say that, in doing so, the embattled leader is taking a great risk with his country's security.
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