Mingora's residents get back to business - 25 Jul 09

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Having been boarded up for more than two months because of a Pakistani military offensive, businesses are beginning to open again in Mingora, the capital of embattled Swat valley.

The Taliban has effectively been defeated in the region, according to the military, and life in Mingora appears to be getting back to normal.

However, as Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports, it still lacks many essential services.