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Can hip hop improve US-Pakistan relations?

16 November 2011 Last updated at 05:58 GMT

Relations between the US and Pakistan are going through a fairly difficult period.

American lawmakers have questioned the sincerity of their ally and Pakistanis express anger over the use of drone strikes.

Now the US State Department is launching a new cultural initiative to try to win over young Pakistanis.

Wendy Urquhart reports.