Afghan girl in Herat

An Afghan girl stands in the doorway of her house in the old sector of Herat on June 5, 2013.  Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty, as those in power are more concerned about addressing their vested interests rather than the basic needs of the population, a UN report said.  AFP PHOTO/Aref KARIMIAref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images

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An Afghan girl stands in the doorway of her house in the old sector of Herat on Wednesday. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty, as those in power are more concerned about addressing their vested interests rather than the basic needs of the population, a UN report said.