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Afghanistan: The War Children

Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for children. The other day the UN released a report saying that in the first half of 2013 the number of victims among the civilian population has increased by 23%. From roadside bombs, women and children are killed almost every day. Do not forget that more than a third of Afghans live in extreme poverty.
These children live in a country torn by war for decades.

Italian soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force, NATO and the boy with a toy gun in a prison of Herat, September 14, 2010. (Photo by Reuters | Raheb Homavandi):

Afghan children go to school close to the French military base, September 24, 2012. (Photo by Jeff Pachoud | AFP | Getty Images):

Son Afghan woman prisoner standing in the corridor prison in Herat, August 16, 2009. (Photo by Reuters | Raheb Homavandi):

Skateboarders. Kabul, August 8, 2008. (Photo by AP Photo | Rafiq Maqbool):

A boy with his donkey. Kabul, November 2, 2012. (Photo by Reuters | Adnan Abidi):

Afghan orphans in the orphanage in Kandahar, Nov. 19, 2012. During the two decades of war in Afghanistan, there was about one million orphaned and abandoned children across the country. (Photo by Mamoon Durrani | AFP | Getty Images):

View of Kabul, 11 November 2012. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak | Getty Images):

A boy from a family-fans of President Obama. Kabul, July 23, 2013. (Photo by AP Photo | Ahmad Jamshid):

In the village, 5 km from Kandahar, May 9, 2010. (Photo by Reuters | Nikola Solic):

In catch-up with the goat. Left – the tent in which the family lives. Paktia province, in the July 14, 2012. (Photo by Reuters | Lucas Jackson):

After the explosion, another car bomb in Kabul, January 16, 2013. (Photo by Reuters | Omar Sobhani):

The club martial arts, Herat province, April 6, 2011. (Photo by AP Photo):

Afghan children in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 24, 2010. (Photo by Reuters | Finbarr O’Reilly):

People flee after an explosion in Kabul, May 24, 2013. (Photo by Reuters | Omar Sobhani):

School class in Nangarhar province, March 19, 2013. (Photo by AP Photo | Anja Niedringhaus):

Afghan boy in the destroyed old Soviet bus in Kabul, May 9, 2011. (Photo by AP Photo | Mustafa Quraishi):

The place where a suicide bomber killed more than 70 civilians during a religious ceremony in the center of Kabul, December 6, 2011. In general, the statistics for the years 2008-2012 shows that the largest number of civilians (from 2/3 to 4/5 of the total number of victims) are killed by the actions of the Taliban and other insurgent groups fighting against NATO forces and the Afghan government. (Photo by Massoud Hossaini | AFP | Getty Images):

A boy watches U.S. soldiers on the convoy, Kandahar province, September 8, 2012. (Photo by Tony Karumba | AFP | Getty Images):

To the east of Afghanistan, Sept. 7, 2006. (Photo by AP Photo | Saurabh Das):

Boy Balloon seller, Kabul, 18 October 2011. (Photo by AP Photo | Muhammed Muheisen):

A boy on a donkey and Canadian soldiers, September 11, 2010. (Photo by AP Photo | Anja Niedringhaus):

Reading the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, 15 July 2013. (Photo by Reuters | Omar Sobhani):

Boy working in a brick factory near Kabul, July 15, 2010. The workers, most of whom work barefoot and without gloves, earn here from $ 3 to $ 8 per day. (Photo by Reuters | Ahmad Masood):

In Kabul, November 7, 2012. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak | Getty Images):

Girls on the outskirts of Jalalabad, March 17, 2013. (Photo by AP Photo | Rahmat Gul):

Afghan children watch a platoon of American soldiers, 24 September 2012. (Photo by Tony Karumba | AFP | Getty Images):

Children in a cemetery in Kabul, June 5, 2011. (Photo by Reuters | Ahmad Masood):

Children of War. Girl with artificial limbs at a hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif, May 1, 2013. (Photo by Farshad Usyan | AFP | Getty Images):

U.S. Marines and the father of a child who ran out of the house after the Taliban opened fire in the town of Marjah in Helmand province, February 13, 2010. (Photo by Reuters | Goran Tomasevic):

In Kabul, August 10, 2011. (Photo by Reuters | Ahmad Masood):

On the outskirts of Herat, April 9, 2013. (Photo by Aref Karimi | AFP | Getty Images):

On the street in Herat, January 14, 2013. (Photo by Aref Karimi | AFP | Getty Images):

Entertainment from local children a little bit. For example, you can jump on the roof of the destroyed vehicle. Kabul, July 5, 2012. (Photo by AP Photo | Ahmad Jamshid):

The victims of landmines. Daughter and mother with a prosthesis. Kabul, 12 November 200. 9 (Photo by Reuters | Jerry Lampen):

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