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<p>An Afghan woman holds her newborn baby at Cure International's hospital in Kabul, May 8, 2012. 

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An Afghan woman holds her newborn baby at Cure International's hospital in Kabul, May 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan woman holds her newborn baby at Cure International's hospital in Kabul, May 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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<p>Afghan girls wear burqas for fun as they play near their house in Kabul July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail</p>

Afghan girls wear burqas for fun as they play near their house in Kabul July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan girls wear burqas for fun as they play near their house in Kabul July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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<p>An Afghan girl plays outside her house in Kandahar province September 16, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

An Afghan girl plays outside her house in Kandahar province September 16, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan girl plays outside her house in Kandahar province September 16, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>An Afghan girl stands in line with her mother to get food package on the outskirts of Kabul September 14, 2010.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

An Afghan girl stands in line with her mother to get food package on the outskirts of Kabul September 14, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

An Afghan girl stands in line with her mother to get food package on the outskirts of Kabul September 14, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Girls play on a swing in Baghe Zanana park and shopping area for women and children only, in Kabul, August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Girls play on a swing in Baghe Zanana park and shopping area for women and children only, in Kabul, August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Girls play on a swing in Baghe Zanana park and shopping area for women and children only, in Kabul, August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>An Afghan woman walks with her daughter during a wind storm in Kabul March 19, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

An Afghan woman walks with her daughter during a wind storm in Kabul March 19, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan woman walks with her daughter during a wind storm in Kabul March 19, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Aftab, an Afghan girl, waits to receive vaccination for polio in a UNICEF-organised countrywide campaign, in the central province of Ghor September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Maria Golovnina</p>

Aftab, an Afghan girl, waits to receive vaccination for polio in a UNICEF-organised countrywide campaign, in the central province of Ghor September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Maria Golovnina

Aftab, an Afghan girl, waits to receive vaccination for polio in a UNICEF-organised countrywide campaign, in the central province of Ghor September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Maria Golovnina

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<p>Afghan girls stand at a door way as an Afghan army soldier keeps watch from the roof during a joint mission with U.S. army soldiers from Charlie troop, 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th brigade 82nd Airborne division in the Maiwand district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 7, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner</p>

Afghan girls stand at a door way as an Afghan army soldier keeps watch from the roof during a joint mission with U.S. army soldiers from Charlie troop, 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th brigade 82nd Airborne division in the Maiwand district in Kandahar...more

Afghan girls stand at a door way as an Afghan army soldier keeps watch from the roof during a joint mission with U.S. army soldiers from Charlie troop, 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th brigade 82nd Airborne division in the Maiwand district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 7, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>Afghan girls put their hands on their faces to avoid to be photographed at the village of Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva</p>

Afghan girls put their hands on their faces to avoid to be photographed at the village of Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Afghan girls put their hands on their faces to avoid to be photographed at the village of Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>U.S. Army Private First Class Danny Comley of Camdenton Missouri, assigned to Delta Company 4th Brigade combat team,2-508, 82nd parachute infantry Regiment, receives flowers from an Afghan girl during a patrol in the Arghandab valley in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner</p>

U.S. Army Private First Class Danny Comley of Camdenton Missouri, assigned to Delta Company 4th Brigade combat team,2-508, 82nd parachute infantry Regiment, receives flowers from an Afghan girl during a patrol in the Arghandab valley in Kandahar...more

U.S. Army Private First Class Danny Comley of Camdenton Missouri, assigned to Delta Company 4th Brigade combat team,2-508, 82nd parachute infantry Regiment, receives flowers from an Afghan girl during a patrol in the Arghandab valley in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>An Afghan girl pull her brother and sister down a street in Kabul January 9, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

An Afghan girl pull her brother and sister down a street in Kabul January 9, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan girl pull her brother and sister down a street in Kabul January 9, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A girl stands next to the her cow at an animal market in Kabul December 5, 2008.   REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

A girl stands next to the her cow at an animal market in Kabul December 5, 2008. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A girl stands next to the her cow at an animal market in Kabul December 5, 2008. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>An Afghan girl smiles as an election campaign vehicle passes through her locality in Kabul September 15, 2010.   REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli</p>

An Afghan girl smiles as an election campaign vehicle passes through her locality in Kabul September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

An Afghan girl smiles as an election campaign vehicle passes through her locality in Kabul September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>An Afghan girl looks at Canadian soldiers on patrol as she travels with women in the back of a taxi at Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva</p>

An Afghan girl looks at Canadian soldiers on patrol as she travels with women in the back of a taxi at Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An Afghan girl looks at Canadian soldiers on patrol as she travels with women in the back of a taxi at Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>A girl walks away from a chalk board after writing on it during class in the town of Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 21, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

A girl walks away from a chalk board after writing on it during class in the town of Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 21, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A girl walks away from a chalk board after writing on it during class in the town of Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 21, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A schoolgirl sits in a classroom at Syed Pasha school, which was built by Canadian troops, near Kandahar Air Field September 8, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

A schoolgirl sits in a classroom at Syed Pasha school, which was built by Canadian troops, near Kandahar Air Field September 8, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A schoolgirl sits in a classroom at Syed Pasha school, which was built by Canadian troops, near Kandahar Air Field September 8, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>An Afghan girl attends a traditional Koran school in Herat October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl</p>

An Afghan girl attends a traditional Koran school in Herat October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

An Afghan girl attends a traditional Koran school in Herat October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>An Afghan returnee girl watches as her parents wind thread in their mud house built with help from the Norwegian refugee council (NRC) in Ghorian district of Herat province, west of Kabul in this picture taken May 27, 2008.   REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

An Afghan returnee girl watches as her parents wind thread in their mud house built with help from the Norwegian refugee council (NRC) in Ghorian district of Herat province, west of Kabul in this picture taken May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood more

An Afghan returnee girl watches as her parents wind thread in their mud house built with help from the Norwegian refugee council (NRC) in Ghorian district of Herat province, west of Kabul in this picture taken May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>U.S. Captain Scott Peterman, a dentist from the 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, prepares to check the teeth of an Afghan girl in the village of Dah-e-Naw in Logar Province July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov</p>

U.S. Captain Scott Peterman, a dentist from the 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, prepares to check the teeth of an Afghan girl in the village of Dah-e-Naw in Logar Province July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

U.S. Captain Scott Peterman, a dentist from the 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, prepares to check the teeth of an Afghan girl in the village of Dah-e-Naw in Logar Province July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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<p>Schoolgirls balance on a wall in Kabul, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Schoolgirls balance on a wall in Kabul, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Schoolgirls balance on a wall in Kabul, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Afghan women arrive to attend a ceremony in conjunction with International Women's day in Kabul March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Afghan women arrive to attend a ceremony in conjunction with International Women's day in Kabul March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Afghan women arrive to attend a ceremony in conjunction with International Women's day in Kabul March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A girl wearing a traditional burqa plays in Kabul August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A girl wearing a traditional burqa plays in Kabul August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A girl wearing a traditional burqa plays in Kabul August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A school girl uses a mobile phone to take pictures of artefacts on display at Kabul National Museum September 25, 2011.  REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail</p>

A school girl uses a mobile phone to take pictures of artefacts on display at Kabul National Museum September 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A school girl uses a mobile phone to take pictures of artefacts on display at Kabul National Museum September 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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<p>A girl looks out the window of a bus in Kabul August 6, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A girl looks out the window of a bus in Kabul August 6, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A girl looks out the window of a bus in Kabul August 6, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15, 2008.   REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15, 2008. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15, 2008. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A girl stands next to a gate damaged by a rocket in Kabul May 7, 2007.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A girl stands next to a gate damaged by a rocket in Kabul May 7, 2007. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A girl stands next to a gate damaged by a rocket in Kabul May 7, 2007. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>An Afghan girl looks on behind barbed wire as Afghan forces investigate the site of a suicide attack in Kabul November 12, 2010.   REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

An Afghan girl looks on behind barbed wire as Afghan forces investigate the site of a suicide attack in Kabul November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan girl looks on behind barbed wire as Afghan forces investigate the site of a suicide attack in Kabul November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Children peer out of their home entrance while U.S Army soldiers from Charlie Company 2nd battalion 35th infantry regiment, Task Forces Bronco patrol in eastern Afghanistan Chaw Kay district in Kunar province on August 18, 2011. REUTERS/Nikola Solic</p>

Children peer out of their home entrance while U.S Army soldiers from Charlie Company 2nd battalion 35th infantry regiment, Task Forces Bronco patrol in eastern Afghanistan Chaw Kay district in Kunar province on August 18, 2011. REUTERS/Nikola Solic more

Children peer out of their home entrance while U.S Army soldiers from Charlie Company 2nd battalion 35th infantry regiment, Task Forces Bronco patrol in eastern Afghanistan Chaw Kay district in Kunar province on August 18, 2011. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

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<p>An Afghan woman and girl approach soldiers from the U.S. Army's 20th Battalion, 584 Mobile Augmentation Company (MAC), Route Clearance Patrol (RCP) during a dismounted patrol in Kandahar April 2, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne</p>

An Afghan woman and girl approach soldiers from the U.S. Army's 20th Battalion, 584 Mobile Augmentation Company (MAC), Route Clearance Patrol (RCP) during a dismounted patrol in Kandahar April 2, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

An Afghan woman and girl approach soldiers from the U.S. Army's 20th Battalion, 584 Mobile Augmentation Company (MAC), Route Clearance Patrol (RCP) during a dismounted patrol in Kandahar April 2, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>An Afghan girl takes part in a skate boarding competition to mark the third annual Go Skateboarding Day in Kabul June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail</p>

An Afghan girl takes part in a skate boarding competition to mark the third annual Go Skateboarding Day in Kabul June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan girl takes part in a skate boarding competition to mark the third annual Go Skateboarding Day in Kabul June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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<p>A girl searches for recyclable items at a rubbish heap on the outskirts of Kabul April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

A girl searches for recyclable items at a rubbish heap on the outskirts of Kabul April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A girl searches for recyclable items at a rubbish heap on the outskirts of Kabul April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A teacher watches a female student play the violin at the Kabul Music Academy January 7, 2012. In Afghanistan's sole music academy, students learn how to play traditional and western instruments as part of a government initiative to relieve the pains of decades of war through music.   REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

A teacher watches a female student play the violin at the Kabul Music Academy January 7, 2012. In Afghanistan's sole music academy, students learn how to play traditional and western instruments as part of a government initiative to relieve the pains...more

A teacher watches a female student play the violin at the Kabul Music Academy January 7, 2012. In Afghanistan's sole music academy, students learn how to play traditional and western instruments as part of a government initiative to relieve the pains of decades of war through music. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>An ethnic Hazara girl attends a campaign rally for Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Bamiyan, central Afghanistan August 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

An ethnic Hazara girl attends a campaign rally for Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Bamiyan, central Afghanistan August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An ethnic Hazara girl attends a campaign rally for Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Bamiyan, central Afghanistan August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>A disabled Afghan girl exercises with her prosthetic legs at the Orthopedic Center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul April 11, 2012.   REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

A disabled Afghan girl exercises with her prosthetic legs at the Orthopedic Center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A disabled Afghan girl exercises with her prosthetic legs at the Orthopedic Center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A girl watches a patrol of U.S. Marines passing through the town of Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 20, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

A girl watches a patrol of U.S. Marines passing through the town of Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 20, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A girl watches a patrol of U.S. Marines passing through the town of Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 20, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>An Afghan girl carries her sister as she looks at a Canadian soldier on patrol while their father is being interrogated at his shop at Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva</p>

An Afghan girl carries her sister as she looks at a Canadian soldier on patrol while their father is being interrogated at his shop at Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An Afghan girl carries her sister as she looks at a Canadian soldier on patrol while their father is being interrogated at his shop at Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>An Afghan woman practises inside a boxing club in Kabul December 28, 2011. Female boxing is still relatively unusual in most countries, but especially in Afghanistan, where many girls and women still face a struggle to secure an education or work, and activists say violence and abuse at home is common. Many in this conservative society still consider fighting taboo for women, and the country's first team of female boxers deal with serious threats.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

An Afghan woman practises inside a boxing club in Kabul December 28, 2011. Female boxing is still relatively unusual in most countries, but especially in Afghanistan, where many girls and women still face a struggle to secure an education or work,...more

An Afghan woman practises inside a boxing club in Kabul December 28, 2011. Female boxing is still relatively unusual in most countries, but especially in Afghanistan, where many girls and women still face a struggle to secure an education or work, and activists say violence and abuse at home is common. Many in this conservative society still consider fighting taboo for women, and the country's first team of female boxers deal with serious threats. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Afghan girls carry bread on their heads on a street in Kabul February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

Afghan girls carry bread on their heads on a street in Kabul February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan girls carry bread on their heads on a street in Kabul February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Afghan children play on a make-shift carousel on a street in Kabul March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

Afghan children play on a make-shift carousel on a street in Kabul March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan children play on a make-shift carousel on a street in Kabul March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Afghan children pose for a picture on a destroyed armoured vehicle on Wazir Akbar Khan hill in Kabul October 12, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani</p>

Afghan children pose for a picture on a destroyed armoured vehicle on Wazir Akbar Khan hill in Kabul October 12, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan children pose for a picture on a destroyed armoured vehicle on Wazir Akbar Khan hill in Kabul October 12, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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