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A Look at Life in Afghanistan

A Look at Life in Afghanistan
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A Taliban fighter is seen as a woman arrives to receive a package being distributed by a Turkish humanitarian aid group at a distribution centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 15, 2021. (Photo by Ali Khara/Reuters)

A Taliban fighter is seen as a woman arrives to receive a package being distributed by a Turkish humanitarian aid group at a distribution centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 15, 2021. (Photo by Ali Khara/Reuters)

Afghan man fills oil canisters with water near the improvised dam, in Hachka, Afghanistan, Monday, December. 13, 2021. Severe drought has dramatically worsened the already desperate situation in Afghanistan forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and live in extreme poverty. Experts predict climate change is making such events even more severe and frequent. (Photo by Mstyslav Chernov/AP Photo)

Afghan man fills oil canisters with water near the improvised dam, in Hachka, Afghanistan, Monday, December. 13, 2021. Severe drought has dramatically worsened the already desperate situation in Afghanistan forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and live in extreme poverty. Experts predict climate change is making such events even more severe and frequent. (Photo by Mstyslav Chernov/AP Photo)

Women walk along a road during the first snow in Kabul on December 15, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Women walk along a road during the first snow in Kabul on December 15, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A man rides a bicycle along a road during the first snow in Kabul on December 15, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A man rides a bicycle along a road during the first snow in Kabul on December 15, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Grooms sit inside a wedding hall as they wait for the start of a mass marriage ceremony organised by the Selab Charity Foundation in Kandahar on December 16, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

Grooms sit inside a wedding hall as they wait for the start of a mass marriage ceremony organised by the Selab Charity Foundation in Kandahar on December 16, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

An Afghan money changer holds a stack of Iranian currency at Khorasan market in Herat, Afghanistan, Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The value of Afghanistan's currency is tumbling, exacerbating an already severe economic crisis and deepening poverty in a country where more than half the population already doesn't have enough to eat. (Photo by Mstyslav Chernov/AP Photo)

An Afghan money changer holds a stack of Iranian currency at Khorasan market in Herat, Afghanistan, Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The value of Afghanistan’s currency is tumbling, exacerbating an already severe economic crisis and deepening poverty in a country where more than half the population already doesn’t have enough to eat. (Photo by Mstyslav Chernov/AP Photo)

A Taliban fighter stands guard at a checkpoint on a street in Kabul on December 17, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A Taliban fighter stands guard at a checkpoint on a street in Kabul on December 17, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Taliban security officials patrol at a zoo in Kabul, Afghanistan, 17 December 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/EFE)

Taliban security officials patrol at a zoo in Kabul, Afghanistan, 17 December 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/EFE)

Zahria Erian (L) takes a moment outside the room where she gives lessons at her home for a mixed group of Afghan children, at her home in Kabul, Afghanistan, 18 December 2021. Zahria Erian offers tution services at her home for Afghan children who are on three-month winter holidays and Afghan girls who are not able to attend secondary school due to Taliban restrictions. Since the Taliban announced three months ago that girls could not return to school until further notice, these teachers have taken it upon themselves to teach girl students in order to help those girls whose family cannot support them to join private classes or if their parents are also illiterate and aren't able to teach them. The new Islamist regime, which seized power on in August 2021, has kept nearly 1.1 million Afghan girls away from schools, while they are supposed to draft an action plan to allow girls to study within the limits of Sharia or Islamic law. (Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/EFE)

Zahria Erian (L) takes a moment outside the room where she gives lessons at her home for a mixed group of Afghan children, at her home in Kabul, Afghanistan, 18 December 2021. Zahria Erian offers tution services at her home for Afghan children who are on three-month winter holidays and Afghan girls who are not able to attend secondary school due to Taliban restrictions. Since the Taliban announced three months ago that girls could not return to school until further notice, these teachers have taken it upon themselves to teach girl students in order to help those girls whose family cannot support them to join private classes or if their parents are also illiterate and aren’t able to teach them. The new Islamist regime, which seized power on in August 2021, has kept nearly 1.1 million Afghan girls away from schools, while they are supposed to draft an action plan to allow girls to study within the limits of Sharia or Islamic law. (Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/EFE)

Taliban stand guard as people wait to enter the passport office following its reopening after a grap of one month in Kabul, Afghanistan, 18 December 2021. Passport Director Alam Gul Haqqani said on 18 December that passport issuing services, which were closed for one month due to overcrowding and technical problems with biometric devices, have resumed. The department currently handles around 3,000 passports a day in provincial offices. Since August, the entire country has been under the control of the Taliban, whose earlier government (1996-2001) was marked by a strict interpretation of Islamic Law (Sharia), human rights violations and the exodus of a large number of citizens. (Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/EFE)

Taliban stand guard as people wait to enter the passport office following its reopening after a grap of one month in Kabul, Afghanistan, 18 December 2021. Passport Director Alam Gul Haqqani said on 18 December that passport issuing services, which were closed for one month due to overcrowding and technical problems with biometric devices, have resumed. The department currently handles around 3,000 passports a day in provincial offices. Since August, the entire country has been under the control of the Taliban, whose earlier government (1996-2001) was marked by a strict interpretation of Islamic Law (Sharia), human rights violations and the exodus of a large number of citizens. (Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/EFE)

A Taliban fighter walks past people waiting to enter the passport office at a checkpoint in Kabul on December 19, 2021, after Afghanistan's Taliban authorities said they will resume issuing passports. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A Taliban fighter walks past people waiting to enter the passport office at a checkpoint in Kabul on December 19, 2021, after Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities said they will resume issuing passports. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A Taliban fighter stands guard outside the entrance of the money exchange Sarai Shahzada market in Kabul on December 20, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A Taliban fighter stands guard outside the entrance of the money exchange Sarai Shahzada market in Kabul on December 20, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A woman wearing a burqa begs on a street in Mazar-i-Sharif on December 22, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A woman wearing a burqa begs on a street in Mazar-i-Sharif on December 22, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Men ride a motorcycle loaded with dry cotton shrubs in Balkh, northwest of Mazar-i-Sharif on December 22, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Men ride a motorcycle loaded with dry cotton shrubs in Balkh, northwest of Mazar-i-Sharif on December 22, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

An Afghan man walks past people watching Buzkashi, a central Asian sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place a decapitated animal carcass in a goal, in Mazar-i-Sharif on December 24, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

An Afghan man walks past people watching Buzkashi, a central Asian sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place a decapitated animal carcass in a goal, in Mazar-i-Sharif on December 24, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Taliban fighters sit along with people as they watch Buzkashi, a central Asian sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place a decapitated animal carcass in a goal, in Mazar-i-Sharif on December 24, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Taliban fighters sit along with people as they watch Buzkashi, a central Asian sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place a decapitated animal carcass in a goal, in Mazar-i-Sharif on December 24, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Boys sell balloons on a busy street in Kabul on December 25, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Boys sell balloons on a busy street in Kabul on December 25, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A child cries as he waits for customers on a sidewalk in Kabul on December 27, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A child cries as he waits for customers on a sidewalk in Kabul on December 27, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A woman carries a child as she begs from commuters in a car in Kabul on December 26, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

A woman carries a child as she begs from commuters in a car in Kabul on December 26, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Masks resembling famous personalities and fictional characters are kept for sale at a shop in Kabul on December 29, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

Masks resembling famous personalities and fictional characters are kept for sale at a shop in Kabul on December 29, 2021. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)

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