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Chatting in Code on Walkie-Talkies in Pakistan's Restive Tribal Areas

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Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas

A soldier stands guard on a road while a vehicle carrying internally displaced people flee military operations in Tora Warai, a town in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas, on July 9, 2011.

Credit: Khuram Parvez/Reuters

Sharif loves using his mukhabera. "I use it daily, mostly at night time, because signals are clear at that time," he says. "I am in touch with most of my friends this way."

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