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An  Afghan vendor display fish for sale along the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in Sorubi district of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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An Afghan vendor display fish for sale along the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in Sorubi district of Kabul, Afghanistan 

Afghan girls stand at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan...Afghan girls stand at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan February 1, 2016. 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, Afghan Deputy Interior Minister Ayub Salangi said in a Twitter post. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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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

In this photograph taken on January 27, ...In this photograph taken on January 27, 2016 an Afghan woman walks past a mural that also reads "seeking knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim man and woman" in Herat.  AFP PHOTO / Aref KarimiAref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images

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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

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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, Jan. 12, 2016.

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An Afghan shoe maker works at his shop in Herat, Afghanistan, Tuesday

Afghan men carry a wounded man at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan January 4, 2016. A large explosion struck close to Kabul airport on Monday, causing at least 10 casualties near to the area where a suicide bomber blew himself up earlier in the day in the latest in a series of attacks in the Afghan capital over the past week. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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Afghan men carry a wounded man at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. A large explosion struck close to Kabul airport on Monday, causing at least 10 casualties near to the area where a suicide bomber blew himself up earlier in the day 

Corporal Kevin Glover (28) from Palnacki, Dumfries and Galloway, piping outside the battalion s base at Camp Qargha to celebrate St Andrew s Day

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Corporal Kevin Glover (28) from Palnacki, Dumfries and Galloway, piping outside the battalion s base at Camp Qargha to celebrate St Andrew s Day

TOPSHOTS An Afghan boy plays in the ruin...TOPSHOTS An Afghan boy plays in the ruins of a house that at one point belonged to the 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif on November 25, 2015.    AFP PHOTO/Farshad UsyanFARSHAD USYAN/AFP/Getty Images

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An Afghan boy plays in the ruins of a house that at one point belonged to the 13th-century Persian poet, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif 

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. According to UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) figures, the number of internally displaced Afghani people was 683,000 by mid-2014, estimating they will amount to 900,000 by the end of 2015.

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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

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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, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

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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, Nov. 16, 2015. In the winter, prices of wood and charcoal rise among all other necessities for Afghans.

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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

ANA recruitment in Herat...epaselect epa05001503 Afghan men sit in an exam to join Afghan National Army in Herat, Afghanistan, 29 October 2015. 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.  EPA/JALIL REZAYEE

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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

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Afghan Shia Muslims flagellate themselves during an Ashura procession in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday

Afghan farmer harvests rice on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan, 13 October 2015. The Afghan government is encouraging farmers to grow wheat, rice and vegetables instead of opium.

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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 October 8, 2015

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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, on September 29, 2015.  Afghanistan on September 29, 2015, 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

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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 onMonday. 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 and commemorates prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

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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

Migrants Continue To Arrive In Hungary...BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Afghan boy Amir Hosein, aged 8, who was seriously injured in a bombing that killed his mother, waits with his extended family at Keleti station in Budapest for a train to Austria on September 8, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. As the migrant crisis in Europe continues an estimated 18000 people arrived in Germany over the weekend with thousands more following in their wake along the Balkan route.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Afghan boy Amir Hosein, aged 8, who was seriously injured in a bombing that killed his mother, waits with his extended family at Keleti station in Budapest for a train to Austria on Tuesday in Budapest, Hungary

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 on August 10, 2015. A huge blast struck near the entrance of Kabul's international airport on August 10 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

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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.