Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Talibanistan: 1ADDARIOPAK080355

Pakistani men walk by advertisements for Pakistani films in front of a cinema bombed by the Taliban on June 28, 2008, in one of 10 taliban attacks and suicide bombers in the last six months in the city of Mardan on CD shops, police stations and cinemas, in Pakistan, July 5, 2008.  Since the start of the American-led war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban has gradually infiltrated the areas surrounding Peshowar, trying to force Pakistanis to live by Sharia Law, Islamic Law--to give up music, cinema--especially with images of women without hijab, or the traditional head cover and dress, and entertainment.  In the past years, women in the NWFP have taken on ever more concealing chadors, or full covering of face and body, and more are wearing the Afghan-style burqua.
Mardan, Pakistan

Pakistani men walk by advertisements for Pakistani films in front of a cinema bombed by the Taliban on June 28, 2008, in one of 10 taliban attacks and suicide bombers in the last six months in the city of Mardan on CD shops, police stations and cinemas, in Pakistan, July 5, 2008. Since the start of the American-led war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban has gradually infiltrated the areas surrounding Peshowar, trying to force Pakistanis to live by Sharia Law, Islamic Law--to give up music, cinema--especially with images of women without hijab, or the traditional head cover and dress, and entertainment. In the past years, women in the NWFP have taken on ever more concealing chadors, or full covering of face and body, and more are wearing the Afghan-style burqua.