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WASHINGTON — The villagers had congregated at the tent, as they often did at the end of the workday, to sit and chat.

Among them were men who sold vegetables or wood. Others mined or traded minerals used to make alloys like stainless steel.

They were husbands and fathers, brothers and sons.

droneBut unlike villagers who might gather like this in many other parts of the world, these men had strange company at their customary get-together.

They were living in North Waziristan, one of Pakistan’s thinly governed tribal areas bordering Afghanistan and a hotbed of militancy.

Hanging above them in the evening sky were four remotely piloted aircraft. Drones.

For more on this CNN story, click here.

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