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A Look at Life in Afghanistan

A Look at Life in Afghanistan
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Afghan school girls attend their school in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 18 October 2021. The Taliban opened school doors for boys throughout the country on 18 September 2021, but ordered girls above grade six to remain at home until further notice. The ban remains in place almost a month later. (Photo by EPA/EFE/Stringer)

Afghan school girls attend their school in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 18 October 2021. The Taliban opened school doors for boys throughout the country on 18 September 2021, but ordered girls above grade six to remain at home until further notice. The ban remains in place almost a month later. (Photo by EPA/EFE/Stringer)

Taliban members inspect inside a prison cell at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, located on the outskirts of Kabul on October 17, 2021. (Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP Photo)

Taliban members inspect inside a prison cell at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, located on the outskirts of Kabul on October 17, 2021. (Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP Photo)

School children walk as they return to their homes after attending school along a roadside at Sperwan village in Panjwai district on October 24, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

School children walk as they return to their homes after attending school along a roadside at Sperwan village in Panjwai district on October 24, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

This picture taken on October 15, 2021 shows children filling jerrycans with water from a water storage in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab, where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country's recent conflicts. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP Photo)

This picture taken on October 15, 2021 shows children filling jerrycans with water from a water storage in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab, where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country’s recent conflicts. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP Photo)

Pomegranate vendors are seen at the wrestling fights at the cricket park in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 22, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

Pomegranate vendors are seen at the wrestling fights at the cricket park in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 22, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

This picture taken on October 15, 2021 shows a child standing on a dry land in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab, where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country's recent conflicts. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP Photo)

This picture taken on October 15, 2021 shows a child standing on a dry land in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab, where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country’s recent conflicts. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP Photo)

This picture taken on October 15, 2021 shows children washing clothes in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab, where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country's recent conflicts. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP Photo)

This picture taken on October 15, 2021 shows children washing clothes in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab, where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country’s recent conflicts. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP Photo)

A man rides a rickshaw in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 22, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A man rides a rickshaw in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 22, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

Girls cuddle each other as they walk near a Taliban fighter at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 24, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Girls cuddle each other as they walk near a Taliban fighter at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 24, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Women wearing burqas pause at the side of a road in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 26, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

Women wearing burqas pause at the side of a road in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 26, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A trader sorts figs to sell at a wholesale market in Kandahar on October 25, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

A trader sorts figs to sell at a wholesale market in Kandahar on October 25, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

Mina Ahmed's children play in their house at Salar village, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Sunday, October 24, 2021.In urban centers, public discontent toward the Taliban is focused on threats to personal freedoms, including the rights of women. In Salar, these barely resonate. The ideological gap between the Taliban leadership and the rural conservative community is not wide. Many villagers supported the insurgency and celebrated the Aug. 15 fall of Kabul which consolidated Taliban control across the country. (Photo by Oriane Zerah/AP Photo)

Mina Ahmed’s children play in their house at Salar village, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Sunday, October 24, 2021.In urban centers, public discontent toward the Taliban is focused on threats to personal freedoms, including the rights of women. In Salar, these barely resonate. The ideological gap between the Taliban leadership and the rural conservative community is not wide. Many villagers supported the insurgency and celebrated the Aug. 15 fall of Kabul which consolidated Taliban control across the country. (Photo by Oriane Zerah/AP Photo)

An Afghan burqa-clad woman walks on a street in Kabul city, on October 29, 2021. (Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP Photo)

An Afghan burqa-clad woman walks on a street in Kabul city, on October 29, 2021. (Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP Photo)

A Taliban fighter walks past a ride as he takes a day off to visit the amusement park at Kabul's Qargha reservoir in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on October 29, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A Taliban fighter walks past a ride as he takes a day off to visit the amusement park at Kabul’s Qargha reservoir in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on October 29, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A mother shops with her children at the market in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 29, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A mother shops with her children at the market in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 29, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A man plays with his children next to Qargha Reservoir on the outskirts of Kabul on October 26, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

A man plays with his children next to Qargha Reservoir on the outskirts of Kabul on October 26, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

People travel in a taxi carrying sheep on a luggage carrier and in the car boot in Kandahar October 30, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

People travel in a taxi carrying sheep on a luggage carrier and in the car boot in Kandahar October 30, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

A boy rides a horse next to Qargha Reservoir on the outskirts of Kabul on October 31, 2021.  (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

A boy rides a horse next to Qargha Reservoir on the outskirts of Kabul on October 31, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

Taliban fighter sends people away after an explosion Tuesday, November 2, 2021. An explosion went off Tuesday at the entrance of a military hospital in Kabul, killing severa; people and wounding over a dozen, health officials said. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

Taliban fighter sends people away after an explosion Tuesday, November 2, 2021. An explosion went off Tuesday at the entrance of a military hospital in Kabul, killing severa; people and wounding over a dozen, health officials said. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

Raymond Hinze
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