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Shafilea Ahmed appeared to many to be a happy, smiling teenage girl who had a good relationship with her parents.

A friend described her "happy personality" and "giggles" and said she did not seem to have any problems.

But letters and poems found after her disappearance paint a darker picture - one of a girl struggling with the differing cultures of her Pakistani heritage and her upbringing in the UK.


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