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Geo answer and Global Hit

Today's Geo Quiz has us looking for the capital of the central Asian nation of Tajikistan. The answer is Dushanbe. The city is home to a musical group called the Shams. The World's Mary Kay Magistad tells us the band plays traditional music with a twist.

Violence rising in Afghanistan

The World's Jason Margolis reports on why violence in Afghanistan has risen to its highest levels since the U.S. led invasion of 2001; the conflict claimed some 8,000 lives last year alone.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Pamir Mountains. Tom Godell reports on American efforts to document the fast-vanishing Shughni language. Shughni is spoken in the regions of Tajikistan and Afghanistan crossed by the Pamir Mountains.