Dr Laura and NY Mosque beat down Pakistan

Americans continue to follow the Dr. Laura and Mosque-gate stories more than the 20 million flood victims in Pakistan. At least ushahidi is up and coordinating emergency responders.
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Note that the top trace reflects how many people are searching on the web for information, whereas the bottom trace reflects news report frequency.

I’ve yet to see a map of the affected area in print – but it is roughly the size of Italy by one report. So here are some maps:
PAKISTAN_FLOOD_AFFECTED_AREAS_SWAT_2010.png
Above: Swat valley (brown) and surrounding areas in the North. Taliban controls large parts of Swat and to the west.
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Below: The rest of the 20 million Pakistanis live in the river valley highlighted in red.
PAKISTAN_FLOOD_AFFECTED_AREAS_2010_south.png

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