I think everyone has a happy memory of learning how to do something from his or her parents. I vividly remember the moments when my dad taught me how to use a hammer and a shovel efficiently and when my mom instructed me on how to tie amazing bows on presents. It's funny how those sometimes mundane tasks bring up warm thoughts. What little chores evoke good thoughts of your parents?
Abshin Pegam, 8, center left, helps her father, a street vendor, in a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 1. An onslaught of insurgent violence has transformed Pakistan's capital from a sleepy oasis of calm to something of a city under siege, with its tree-lined streets barricaded, schools shuttered and jittery residents wondering when the next attack will come.