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Pakistan, 2009: Girls attend the first day of class in Swat District, North-West Frontier; the school had been closed due to armed conflict in the area.

A vintage Pashtun tribal hat from the Swat valley in Pakistan's northern area. Hand embroidered cotton with buttons and bronze ornamentation...

from Ruby Lane

Swat Valley Intricate Silver Neck Ring

Girls attend class at a school in Mingora, the main town of Swat valley in Pakistan. Mingora, Pakistan, 2013 Photo: A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

From India and Pakistan. A splendid pair of bracelets of defence, so-called "gokhru", late c, which were worn by women. Each weighs a little bit more than 200 gr. Very suitable both to be worn and also for collectors; posted by Michel Halter in

Peace Keeper 13-year-old Malala Yousufzai has been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize for the diary she kept about the Taliban banning girls' school in Pakistan's Swat Valley and shared on BBC Urdu online.