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Photographer Muhammed Muheisen: Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay

Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay

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Location: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
COMBO - This combination of two images taken between Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 and Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, shows Pakistani Bakhtawar Ijaz, 43, posing for a picture in an alley of a neighborhood in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. “I am a very shy man. Eyes always follow me when I walk out of the apartment that I share with a few friends who share the same job like mine (as) dancers,” says Ijaz. “Being with them is like being with a family. When I am surrounded by them, I feel safe, respected and empowered.” (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 photo, pictures of Pakistani transgender people are spread on the ground of an apartment shared by a group of dancers in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Male and female roles are clearly defined in Pakistan, and the transgendered often face harassment and abuse. One role where they are tolerated is as dancers at weddings and other celebrations at which men and women are strictly segregated. In between the dancing and showers of rupee notes, they must fend off groping from drunken guests. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo, Pakistani Riasat Hussain, 19, poses for a picture at a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Riasat face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, poses for a picture at the rooftop of a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 photo, Pakistani Tahir Abbas, 26, who works in a near by hotel poses for a picture in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Tahir face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo, Pakistani Riasat Hussain, 19, poses for a picture at a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Riasat face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, poses for a picture at a market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 photo, Pakistani Amjad Mahmoud, 44, is reflected in a mirror while posing for a picture at his place, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Amjad face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 photo, Pakistani Amjad Mahmoud, 44, is reflected in a mirror while posing for a picture at his place, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Amjad face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 photo, Pakistani Bakhtawar Ijaz, 43, poses for a picture in an alley of a neighborhood in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Bakhtawar face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 photo, Pakistani Bakhtawar Ijaz, 43, sits in front of the window combing his wig, while preparing himself to go out, at his place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Bakhtawar face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 photo, Pakistani Bakhtawar Ijaz, 43, puts on a Shirwal and Kamis preparing himself to go out, at his place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Bakhtawar face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 photo, Pakistani Arfeen Nasar, 49, poses for a picture at his place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Arfeen face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 photo, Pakistani Bakhtawar Ijaz, 43, poses for a picture in an alley of a neighborhood in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Bakhtawar face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 photo, Pakistani Tahir Abbas, 26, who works in a near by hotel poses for a picture at a friends place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Tahir face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 photo, Pakistani Arfeen Nasar, 49, poses for a picture at his place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, those like Arfeen face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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APTOPIX Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, applies makeup on his face as he prepares himself for a party at a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, he stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer. “Life is so hard, one job is not enough to help me and my family,” Akram says. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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APTOPIX Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
COMBO - This combination of two images taken between Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 and Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, shows Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, posing for a picture in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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APTOPIX Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, dances during a private party in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, he stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer. “Being a dancer at weddings, parties and private events ... helps me earn much more money than working in a shop,” Akram said. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, center, stands by the mobile shop where he works at a market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, he stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, shaves his beard as he prepares himself for a party at a friend's place, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, he stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo, Pakistani Waseem Akram, 27, applies makeup on his face using natural light due to a power cut, as he prepares himself for a party at a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. By day, Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
COMBO - This combination of two images taken on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, shows Pakistani Riasat Hussain, 19, posing for a picture at a friend's place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, male cross-dressers and the transgendered face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing their identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Pakistan Double Life Photo Essay
COMBO - This combination of two images taken on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, shows Pakistani Arfeen Nasar, 49, posing for a picture at his place in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Across conservative Pakistan, where Islamic extremists launch near-daily attacks and many follow a strict interpretation of their Muslim faith, male cross-dressers like Nasar face a challenge of balancing two identities. Some left their villages for the anonymity of a big city, fearing the reactions of their families while still concealing their identity from neighbors and co-workers. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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