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Pakistan artists thrive in post-Taliban Swat
As peace slowly returns to former Taliban stronghold, artists in Swat Valley return to their work.
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 11:02

The Swat Valley in Pakistan was once considered a regional centre for arts and culture. All of that ended, however, with the arrival of the Taliban in 2008.

The ultraconservative movement outlawed many forms of art, imposing their own brand of strict Islamic law.

Today, as peace and normalcy slowly return to the valley, Swat's artists and craftsmen are back at work.

Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports from Swat, in northern Pakistan.

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