Pakistan Burn Victims Turn to Beauty

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    Najaf Sultana, 16, was burnt by her father while she was sleeping at the age of 5, apparently because he didn't want to have another girl in the family. She has undergone plastic surgery around 15 times to try to recover from her scars.

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    Sabira Sultana, 30, is seen reflected in a mirror as she makes up at her home. While pregnant,she was burnt by her husband for not giving enough of a dowry. She has undergone plastic surgery around 20 times Depilex-Smileagain Foundation in Lahore.

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    Shameem Akhter, 18, three years ago had acid thrown on her by three boys. Shameem has undergone plastic surgery 10 times to try to recover from her scars with the help of Depilex-Smileagain Foundation in Lahore.

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    Sabira Sultana, 30, was burnt with gasoline by her husband, while she was pregnant, for not giving enough dowry upon their marriage. Sabira has undergone plastic surgery twenty times to try to recover from her scars.

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    Irum Saeed, 30, was burnt on her face, back and shoulders with acid thrown in the middle of the street by a boy whom she rejected for marriage 12 years ago. She has undergone plastic surgery 25 times to try to recover from her scars.

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    Attiya Khalil, 16, had acid thrown in her face by relatives of a neighbor boy whom she rejected for marriage around 3 years ago. She has undergone plastic surgery three times to try to recover from her scars.

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    Saira Liaqat, 26, brushes the hair of a client at the Depilex beauty center in Lahore, Pakistan. When she was 15, Saira was married to the relative who would later attack her after insistently demanding her to live with him, although the families had agreed she wouldn't join him until she finished school. Saira has undergone plastic surgery 9 times to try to recover from her scars.

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    Saira Liaqat, 26, puts make up on a client at the Depilex beauty center in Lahore, Pakistan. When she was 15, Saira was married to the relative who would later attack her after insistently demanding her to live with him, although the families had agreed she wouldn't join him until she finished school. Saira has undergone plastic surgery 9 times to try to recover from her scars. Attiya Khalil, 16, had acid thrown in her face by relatives of a neighbor boy whom she rejected for marriage around 3 years ago. She has undergone plastic surgery three times to try to recover from her scars.

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    Urooj Akbar, 28, manicures a client at the Depilex beauty center in Lahore. Saira was married to the relative who would later attack her after insistently demanding her to live with him, although the families had agreed she wouldn't join him until she finished school. Saira has undergone plastic surgery 9 times to try to recover from her scars.

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    Saira Liaqat, 26, poses for the camera as she holds a portrait of herself before being burnt, at her home in Lahore. Saira was married to her relative who would later attack her after insistently demanding her to live with him, although the families had agreed she wouldn't join him until she finished school. Saira has undergone plastic surgery 9 times to try to recover from her scars.

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    Urooj Akbar, 28, manicures a client at the Depilex beauty center in Lahore, Pakistan. When she was 15, Saira was married to the relative who would later attack her after insistently demanding her to live with him, although the families had agreed she wouldn't join him until she finished school. Saira has undergone plastic surgery 9 times to try to recover from her scars.

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