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Pakistan s top female squash player evaded Taliban by dressing as boy

LONDON (Reuters) - When Pakistan s top female squash player Maria Toorpakai was a little girl she burnt all her dresses in the back yard and chopped her hair short. For the next decade she lived as a boy.Toorpakai grew up in South Waziristan, a rugged tribal region neighboring Afghanistan, where the Taliban is deeply entrenched and girls lives are highly restricted.At four years old Toorpakai could already see that boys had far greater freedoms and she wanted to play their games. But she quickly realized s

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