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Afghan girls stand at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ten people were killed and 20 wounded, most of them civilians in Monday’s suicide bomb attack outside a police station in a busy area of western Kabul
An Afghan woman walks past a mural that also reads “seeking knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim man and woman” in Herat
Former Afghan Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad
An Afghan shoe maker works at his shop in Herat, Afghanistan, Tuesday
Corporal Kevin Glover (28) from Palnacki, Dumfries and Galloway, piping outside the battalion s base at Camp Qargha to celebrate St Andrew s Day
Afghan children displaced from Faryab, Badghis and Ghor province, stand outside a temporary shelter at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Herat, Afghanistan, on Thursday
An Afghan worker walks next to coal blocks to be crushed and sold as fuel source during winters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday
An Afghan refugee girl peers through the curtain of her temporary home on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan today.
Afghan laborers work at a charcoal shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. In the winter, prices of wood and charcoal rise among all other necessities for Afghans
Afghan men sit in an exam to join Afghan National Army in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan national security forces took over full responsibility for the country’s security on 01 January 2015, as NATO-led coalition forces ended their 13-year-old active combat mission and started a new phase providing training, advice, and assistance, however, the country has since experienced an increase in attacks.
Afghan Shia Muslims flagellate themselves during an Ashura procession in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday
Afghan farmer harvests rice on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. The Afghan government is encouraging farmers to grow wheat, rice and vegetables instead of opium
An Afghan labourer pushes his wheelbarrow at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul on Thursday
An Afghan policeman holds a gun on his sholder a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz. Afghanistan on Tuesday, mobilised reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001
An Afghan boy eats an ice cream as he waits for customers at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate annual festival of Eid al-Adha or the festival of sacrifice which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca
An Afghan policeman stands guard as smoke and flames rise from the site of a huge blast struck near the entrance of Kabul’s international airport, in Kabul. A huge blast struck near the entrance of Kabul’s international airport on Monday during the peak lunchtime period, officials said, warning that heavy casualties were expected. “The explosion occurred at the first check point of Kabul airport,” said deputy Kabul police chief Sayed Gul Agha Rouhani.