Photo Gallery: Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan's Voice of Reason 08/05/2010
  But Rashid is slowly losing his optimism that the Taliban can be defeated, as...
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But Rashid is slowly losing his optimism that the Taliban can be defeated, as Islamist militants target his home city of Lahore. More than 90 people died in a double bombing of two mosques in late May. This photo shows an Islamic shrine in Lahore that was attacked on July 1, killing dozens of people.