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Left to right, Safia Firdos and Razia Samad, female members of the local police department, near the end of their eight-day security shift to protect Mukhtar Mai, far right, Meerwala, Pakistan, April 27, 2005. Mai, 33, went against the Pakistani tradition of committing suicide when she brought charges against the men who gang raped her nearly three years ago. Mai, says she feels secure currently but is not sure how long she will need to have such intense protection. A police station is being built across the street from her home.