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Afghan women opt for cosmetic surgery

FILES - In this file photograph taken on June 25, 2009, a burqa-clad Afghan women walks on a hilltop everlooking Kabul. Despite living much of their lives behind a veil, some Afghan women are feeling pressure to conform to ideals of female beauty and are lining up for cosmetic surgery at a handful of clinics in Kabul. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai/FILES

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 13, 2012, on page 13.

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