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Afghan women, US students learn at Holy Cross

Yalda Faqeerzada (left) and Uzra Azizi, enrolled at Holy Cross, are among 47 Afghan women in the United States taking part in a program called The Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. Yalda Faqeerzada (left) and Uzra Azizi, enrolled at Holy Cross, are among 47 Afghan women in the United States taking part in a program called The Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. (Ellen Harasimowicz for The Boston Globe)
By James F. Smith
Globe Staff / May 12, 2009

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WORCESTER - Yalda Faqeerzada and Uzra Azizi defied Taliban rebels in the Khyber Pass in their native Afghanistan last summer, so determined were they to make their way here and begin four years of college at Holy Cross, courtesy of a program that educates Afghan women in the United States. (Full article: 1065 words)

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