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British boxer visits Pakistan school massacre site

British boxer Amir Khan, whi is of Pakistani origin, center, arrives at a military-run public school attacked by Taliban, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Khan visited the school in northwestern Pakistan where Taliban militants massacred scores of children. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — British boxer Amir Khan has visited the school in northwestern Pakistan where Taliban militants massacred scores of children.

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India’s brass bands struggle amid changing tastes

In this Nov. 3, 2014 photo, members of Indian Brass band, play as they accompany a wedding procession, in New Delhi, India. The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should be the busiest time of year for the traditional brass bands that lead raucous processions announcing the arrival of the bridegroom to the neighborhood. Dressed in faded military-style uniforms or long silken tunics and turbans, brass bands playing the latest Bollywood tunes have long been a must-have at any Indian wedding. But as the tastes of young, wealthier Indians shift to more modern music, young couples increasingly choose DJs playing electronic music instead of live bands. The shift is leaving band owners and musicians struggling to find gigs, exacerbating an already difficult existence. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

NEW DELHI (AP) — The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should be the busiest time of year for the traditional brass bands that lead raucous processions announcing the arrival of the bridegroom to the neighborhood.

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