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Music returns to Afghanistan

<p>Female students play cellos at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. 

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Female students play cellos at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Female students play cellos at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A student learns to play the French Horn at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012.

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A student learns to play the French Horn at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A student learns to play the French Horn at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A teacher adjusts the finger placement of a student playing a violin at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. 

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A teacher adjusts the finger placement of a student playing a violin at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A teacher adjusts the finger placement of a student playing a violin at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Students play sitars at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. 

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Students play sitars at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Students play sitars at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Posters of famous composers are seen on the wall of a room where students practise playing the violin at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012.

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Posters of famous composers are seen on the wall of a room where students practise playing the violin at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Posters of famous composers are seen on the wall of a room where students practise playing the violin at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>An Afghan man works in the musical instrument storage room at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. 


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An Afghan man works in the musical instrument storage room at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan man works in the musical instrument storage room at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Female students play guitars and a violin at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012.


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Female students play guitars and a violin at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Female students play guitars and a violin at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A student carrying a saxophone and some sheet music walks along a corridor at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. 


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A student carrying a saxophone and some sheet music walks along a corridor at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A student carrying a saxophone and some sheet music walks along a corridor at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A male student sits beside female students as they play clarinets at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. 


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A male student sits beside female students as they play clarinets at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A male student sits beside female students as they play clarinets at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Students play a cello and a piano at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012.


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Students play a cello and a piano at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Students play a cello and a piano at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A female student playing the violin looks at her teacher as he corrects her finger placement at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012.


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A female student playing the violin looks at her teacher as he corrects her finger placement at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A female student playing the violin looks at her teacher as he corrects her finger placement at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Students practise together at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. 

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Students practise together at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Students practise together at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A teacher adjusts the finger placement of a female violin student at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. 

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A teacher adjusts the finger placement of a female violin student at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A teacher adjusts the finger placement of a female violin student at the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Students walk into the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. 

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Students walk into the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Students walk into the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Shoes belonging to students are seen inside the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012.


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Shoes belonging to students are seen inside the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Shoes belonging to students are seen inside the Kabul Music Academy, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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