Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Talibanistan: 1ADDARIOPAK080264

Pakistani women walk through the Shaheen Market in Peshowar, Pakistan, a conservative Pakistani city close to the Afghan border, July 4, 2008.  Since the start of the American-led war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban has gradually infiltrated the areas surrounding Peshowar, making the tribal areas and the Pakistani government administered areas more conservative; women who once walked around Peshowar uncovered, or at least with their faces showing, are now fully clad in burquas and heavy chador.
Peshowar, Pakistan

Pakistani women walk through the Shaheen Market in Peshowar, Pakistan, a conservative Pakistani city close to the Afghan border, July 4, 2008. Since the start of the American-led war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban has gradually infiltrated the areas surrounding Peshowar, making the tribal areas and the Pakistani government administered areas more conservative; women who once walked around Peshowar uncovered, or at least with their faces showing, are now fully clad in burquas and heavy chador.