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Arizona ‘honor killing’ victim just wanted to be normal

Published 11/06/2009, Associated Press

Noor Faleh Almaleki just wanted to be a normal American woman. The striking 20-year-old from Iraq, who’d lived in Phoenix since she was a young girl, wanted her hair and makeup to be perfect, her clothes to be fashionable. She wanted a job, a degree and a husband of her choosing. But Noor’s father had a much different ideal for his daughter: a life in strict line with traditional Iraqi culture.

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