A believer at the shrine
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Shrine for toothache attracts believers in Pakistan

In the Pakistani city of Peshawar many locals believe that the solution to their toothache can be found at a shrine.

They are convinced that they can be healed by hammering nails in tree trunks at the shrine of the Muslim sage Syed Amir Gazi Baba - also known as Tooth Baba.

That is despite doctors dismissing his reputed miracles.

Video produced by BBC Urdu's Riffatullah Orakzai.

  • 25 Nov 2011
  • From the section Asia
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