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In this photograph taken on July 27, 2016, Afghan boy children run behind a cart transporting bricks on the outskirts of Jalalabad.  / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADANOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images

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Afghan children run behind a cart transporting bricks on the outskirts of Jalalabad 

In this photograph taken on June 9, 2016, Afghan children hold dishes as they wait to receive food donated by a private charity for the needy during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the city of Jalalabad.    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. / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADANOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images

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Afghan children hold dishes as they wait to receive food donated by a private charity for the needy during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the city of Jalalabad 

Soviet tanks in Afghanistan

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Afghan boys play on a Soviet-era tank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday. Soviet troops occupied the country for ten years between 1979 and 1989.

 An Afghan man kisses his daugh...TOPSHOT - An Afghan man kisses his daughter as he walks near an attack from a building close to the Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad on January 13, 2016.  A suicide bombing followed by gunfire rocked an area near the Pakistani consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on January 13, killing at least two police officers, officials said.    AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada / AFP / Noorullah ShirzadaNOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images

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An Afghan man kisses his daughter as he walks near an attack from a building close to the Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad. A suicide bombing followed by gunfire rocked an area near the Pakistani consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday

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

A girl receives polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad

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A girl receives polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad on Monday

Aisha carries coal to be used for cooking and heating from a brick-making factory in Jalalabad...Aisha 11, carries coal to be used for cooking and heating from a brick-making factory in Jalalabad December 17, 2013.

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Aisha 11, carries coal to be used for cooking and heating from a brick-making factory in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

An Afghan amputee practices walking with her prosthetic leg at one of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hospitals for war victims and the disabled in Kabul June 5, 2013.  The Red Cross halted work across Afghanistan on June 6 to pay a one-day tribute to the guard killed outside its offices in Jalalabad city in an unprecedented militant attack on the aid organisation.

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An Afghan amputee practices walking with her prosthetic leg at one of the International Committee of the Red Cross hospitals for war victims and the disabled in Kabul. 

Smoke rises from the International Red Cross building after a gun battle between security forces and an insurgent, in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. A senior Afghan official said security forces rescued seven foreigners working for the International Red Cross on Wednesday after a two-hour-long gun battle with an insurgent at a guest house in the eastern city of Jalalabad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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Smoke rises from the International Red Cross building after a two-hour gun battle between security forces and an insurgent at a guest house in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. A senior Afghan official said security forces rescued seven foreigners working for the charity 

Afghan children look at a mentally ill p...Afghan children look at a mentally ill patient siting chained to a wall at the Mia Ali Baba holy shrine in the village of Samar Khel on the outskirts of Jalalabad on May 16, 2013. At the Mia Ali Baba sanctuary the patients, presumed to be possessed by jinns (demons), are chained by the wrist inside, or in the open air  to a tree, for 40 days. AFP PHOTO/ Noorullah ShirzadaNoorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images

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Children in Afghanistan look at a mentally ill patient chained to a wall at the Mia Ali Baba holy shrine in the village of Samar Khel on the outskirts of Jalalabad on Thursday. At the Mia Ali Baba sanctuary the patients, presumed to be possessed by jinns (demons), are chained by the wrist inside, or in the open air to a tree, for 40 days. 

Afghan farmers collect raw opium as they work in a poppy field in Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 10, 2013. Opium poppy cultivation has been increasing for a third year in a row and is heading for a record high, the U.N. said in a report. Poppy cultivation is also dramatically increasing in areas of the southern Taliban heartland, the report showed, especially in regions where thousands of U.S.-led coalition troops have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing. The report indicates that whatever international efforts have been made to wean local farmers off the crop have failed.

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Afghan farmers collect raw opium as they work in a poppy field in Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul in Afghanistan. Opium poppy cultivation has been increasing for a third year in a row and is heading for a record high, the UN said in a report. Poppy cultivation is also increasing in areas of the southern Taliban heartland, the report showed, especially in regions where thousands of US-led coalition troops have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing. The report indicates that whatever international efforts have been made to wean local farmers off the crop have failed.