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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. 

Afghan farmers carry bundles of wheat during harvest, on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Afghan farmers carry bundles of wheat during harvest, on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif

An Afghan woman waits to get medical treatment at the refugee camp in Herat, Afghanistan on Monday. The camp provides refugees with basic medical treatment, education, food and hygiene

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An Afghan woman waits to get medical treatment at the refugee camp in Herat, Afghanistan on Monday. The camp provides refugees with basic medical treatment, education, food and hygiene

A young Afghan refugee pauses as she plays with others in Manrha refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat on July 9, 2015.

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A young Afghan refugee pauses as she plays with others in Manrha refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat on Thursday

A member of the Afghan security forces keeps watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 7, 2015. A suicide car bomber slammed into a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior spokesman said, but it was not clear whether there were any casualties

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A member of the Afghan security forces keeps watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide car bomber slammed into a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital on Tuesday

An Afghan policeman reacts at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June on Tuesday. A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul's airport and the U.S. embassy

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An Afghan policeman reacts at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June on Tuesday. A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul’s airport and the U.S. embassy

An Afghan woman holds her child as she visits the inauguration of "Spring of Holy Koran" exhibition during the month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan June 25, 2015

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An Afghan woman holds her child as she visits the inauguration of “Spring of Holy Koran” exhibition during the month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday

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Afghan women wait with a child to get food from distribution scheme held during Ramadan in Herat. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious during the holy month, which ends with the Eid holiday 

Afghan children study the Koran during first day of the month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jalalabad on Thursday, Islam's holy month of Ramadan, which is calculated on the sighting of the new moon, will begin on June 18 in Afghanistan. Muslims all over the world fast from dawn until dusk and dates are usually eaten to break the fast

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Afghan children study the Koran during first day of the month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jalalabad on Thursday, Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which is calculated on the sighting of the new moon

Afghan spectators bet money on the sidel...Afghan spectators bet money on the sidelines of a quail fight in Kabul on May 28, 2015. A popular sport in Afghanistan, two birds are placed inside a circle and made to fight each other until any one of the bird runs out of the circle and the bird that stays is declared the winner. Bird fighting was not allowed during the years of rule by the Taliban regime. AFP PHOTO / FARSHAD USYANFARSHAD USYAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Afghan spectators in Kabul bet money on the sidelines of a quail fight, a popular sport in Afghanistan. Two birds are placed inside a circle and made to fight each other until one of the bird runs out of the circle and the bird that stays is declared the winner. Bird fighting was not allowed during the years of rule by the Taliban regime 

 A man and his cart loaded with sacks of vegetables near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan, 22 May 2015. The merchants wait for clearance to cross into Afghanistan with their goods

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A man and his cart loaded with sacks of vegetables near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan on Friday. The merchants wait for clearance to cross into Afghanistan with their goods

An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan May 19, 2015. A bomb exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan's Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens as civil servants were leaving work for the day, officials said

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An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. A bomb exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens as civil servants were leaving work for the day

A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child, in Enjil district of Herat, Afghanistan, 11 May 2015. Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan are considered to be the only countries where the poliovirus is still endemic.

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A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child, in Enjil district of Herat, Afghanistan on Monday. Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan are considered to be the only countries where the poliovirus is still endemic

An Afghan policeman stands in a window o...An Afghan policeman stands in a window of the Hazrat-e-Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque, in Mazar-i-Sharif on May 5, 2015.  AFP PHOTO/Farshad UsyanFARSHAD USYAN/AFP/Getty Images

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An Afghan policeman stands in a window of the Hazrat-e-Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque, in Mazar-i-Sharif 

A member of the Afghan security force holds a woman while rescuing her from the site of an attack in Mazar-i-Sharif

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A member of the Afghan security force holds a woman while rescuing her from the site of an attack in Mazar-i-Sharif, on Wednesday.

Afghan women chant slogans during a protest demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Quran last week, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Men and women of all ages carried banners bearing the bloodied face of Farkhunda, a 27-year-old religious scholar killed last week by a mob. Farkhunda, who went by one name like many Afghans, was beaten, run over with a car and burned before her body was thrown into the Kabul River. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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Protesters demand justice for a woman beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning the Koran last week, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan. Men and women of all ages carried banners bearing the bloodied face of Farkhunda, a 27-year-old religious scholar, who like many Afghans went by one name. She was beaten, run over by a car and burned before her body was thrown into the Kabul river.