Mazar-i-Sharif

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 

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

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

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.

A labourer takes a break at a coal dump site outside Mazar-i-Sharif.

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A labourer takes a break at a coal dump site outside Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan

Supporters of Afghan presidential candid...Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai listen to his campaign address during a political rally in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on March 31, 2014. Afghans will go to the polls on April 5 to choose a new President.

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Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai listen to his campaign address during a political rally in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday. Afghans will go to the polls on April 5 to choose a new President. 

Afghan Local Police (ALP) cadets look ou...Afghan Local Police (ALP) cadets look out from windows during their graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Mazar-i-Sharif on August 22, 2013. Afghan police have been killed and injured since March 21 in what would be an astonishing rate of around 22 a day. Afghanistan's 350,000-strong security forces have suffered a steep rise in attacks as the NATO combat mission winds down.

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Local Afghan police cadets take a window seat at their graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth-largest city of Afghanistan, on Thursday. Afghan police have been killed and injured since March 21 this year in what would be an astonishing rate of about 22 a day. Afghanistan’s 350,000-strong security forces have experienced a steep rise in attacks as the Nato combat mission winds down