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PAKISTAN-CINEMA/
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June 02, 2013
A worker checks a strip of an old Pashto movie loaded into a projector at Arshad cinema in Peshawar May...
Peshawar, Pakistan
A worker checks a strip of an old Pashto movie loaded into a projector at Arshad cinema in Peshawar
A worker checks a strip of an old Pashto movie loaded into a projector at Arshad cinema in Peshawar May 27, 2013. Pashto cinema, or Pollywood, which once made its home in Peshawar, is now confined to a handful of theatres that haven't been attacked by Islamists. The Taliban banned cinema and music during their five-year rule in neighbouring Afghanistan, deeming them un-Islamic, and insisted that women wear all-enveloping burqas. The Pakistani Taliban are just as strict and in Pashto cinema, where there is no sex or even kissing and only a bit of midriff on show, all their rules are broken. Picture taken May 27, 2013. To match Feature PAKISTAN-CINEMA/ REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT)
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