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Insight: Once a symbol of new Afghanistan, can policewomen survive?

An Afghan policewoman wears handcuffs during a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan policewoman wears handcuffs during a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan policewoman wears handcuffs during a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen attend a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen attend a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen attend a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen hold up their guns during a shooting exercise at a shooting range at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen hold up their guns during a shooting exercise at a shooting range at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen hold up their guns during a shooting exercise at a shooting range at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen aim their guns at targets during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen aim their guns at targets during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen aim their guns at targets during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen aim their guns during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen aim their guns during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen aim their guns during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen attend a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen attend a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen attend a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen learn arrest techniques during a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen learn arrest techniques during a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen learn arrest techniques during a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen eat their meals after a training session at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen eat their meals after a training session at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen eat their meals after a training session at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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An Afghan policewoman serves meals after a training session at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan policewoman serves meals after a training session at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan policewoman serves meals after a training session at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen attend a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen attend a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen attend a training session in a classroom at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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An Afghan policewoman drives a vehicle during a training session at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan policewoman drives a vehicle during a training session at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan policewoman drives a vehicle during a training session at the Afghan National Police Academy in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen walk in a line before shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen walk in a line before shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen walk in a line before shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen attend shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen attend shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen attend shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen watch as an instructor holds up a gun during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen watch as an instructor holds up a gun during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen watch as an instructor holds up a gun during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policewomen hold their guns during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen hold their guns during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen hold their guns during shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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