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Karimabad, Hunza valley

An image from a series titled, 'Along the Karakoram Highway' that I put together for the MSNBC.com Travel section. I had the opportunity to travel from Kashgar, China to Delhi, India, much of it along the Karakoram Highway winding through Pakistan. Up until then, my knowledge of Pakistan was primarily through my job. It seems the only time Pakistan is in the news is when something horrible happens. While it's undeniable the country faces many challenges, the vast majority of the country is at peace and remains to this day one of the most striking places I've been lucky enough to visit.