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. 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 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 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, on Wednesday.
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.
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Young Afghan vendors push their ice cream carts along a road on the outskirts of Mazari-i-Sharif.
A health worker gives polio vaccine drops to a child on the second day of a national campaign in Afghanistan on Monday. Nearly nine million children in the country are being immunised during the three-day programme.
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A Royal Air Force Chinook flies over London during a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan on Friday in London, England
Afghan policemen display their skills at a police training centre in Nangarhar Province.
Male civil society members wear burqas to protest violence against women, ahead of International Women’s Day, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Afghan children sail on a homemade boat in a lake on the outskirts of Kabul on Tuesday. Each ride costs 50 Afghanis ($0.87)
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Afghan refugee women, clad in a burqa, climb on a truck to be repatriated to Afghanistan, at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office on the outskirts of Peshawar
Afghan families watch the live broadcast of the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at a refugee camp in Kabul on Wednesday.
Afghan shoe-shine boy Sameiullah, 11, leaves his house for the Karta-e-Sakhi cemetery where he waits for customers daily, in Kabul
Afghan men clean raisins in a factory in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan
Smoke rises in the sky after a suicide car bomb attack in Kunduz province. Taliban insurgents launched an attack on a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan, provincial police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hosseini said. At least two policemen were wounded in the attack, and five suicide attackers were killed by Afghan forces.
Afghan horse riders compete for the goat during a friendly buzkashi match on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday. Buzkashi is a traditional and the national sport of Afghanistan, where players compete to place a goat carcass into a goal circle
Labourers shovel coal on to a truck at a coal site outside Kabul on Monday
Afghan prisoners leave jail following their release by the orders of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Thursday. Ghani ordered some 27 prisoners including 9 women with less than a year to serve to be released in honor of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.