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Cosmo Dedicates a February Cover to Honor Killing Awareness

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Khloe Kardashian is on the cover of the February issue of Cosmopolitan UK, but the magazine's limited-edition February cover is much more serious. Photographed by Erin Mulvehill and designed by Leo Burnett Change, the emotional cover that's wrapped in plastic is meant to draw attention to the tragedy of honor killings, which is when a woman is killed by her family member for bringing shame to the family.

The magazine's cover image is inspired by the story of Shafilea Ahmed, a 17-year-old British-Pakistani woman who was suffocated by her parents after she wouldn't go through with an arranged marriage. Cosmo and UK charity Karma Nirvana are planning an inaugural event on July 14th, Ahmed's birthday, called the Day of Memory for Britain's Lost Women.
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