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Posted: December 20, 2012 at 4:24 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “What’s happening here is much, much more sinister.And it’s happening right in the heart of our cities.” Shahnaz Wazir Ali, a senior Pakistani polio official, contrasting the violence targeting public-health workers in Pakistan with the situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban have in some cases actively sponsored polio vaccination Article, this page

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Front Section, Pages 6 on 12/20/2012

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