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I spent a month in Peshawar, Pakistan, thousands of miles from my home and family in Austin, covering the war for National Public Radio. Here's what I saw.

AS WE WALKED BRISKLY THROUGH the narrow streets of Peshawar, Pakistan, toward my first “Death to America” rally, my translator, Hasan, called over his shoulder, “Stay close to me. If anyone asks, tell them you’re Canadian. And don’t worry, the demonstrators are well behaved—most of the time.”

It was my third day in the dusty, teeming city that became the best listening post during the first weeks of the

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