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Powerful Photographs Captured by Slain Photographer Shah Marai

World | AFP | May 1, 2018, 4:31 pm
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 An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan boy walks with balloons for sale on a cold winter's day in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan boy walks with balloons for sale on a cold winter's day in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan security force keeps a strict vigil as they block a road at the site of suicide car bomb at the gate of Green Village compound, a large fortified complex where many foreign employees live and work in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan security force keeps a strict vigil as they block a road at the site of suicide car bomb at the gate of Green Village compound, a large fortified complex where many foreign employees live and work in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan father carries his daughter as rain clouds gather in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan father carries his daughter as rain clouds gather in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan man casts his vote at a local polling station in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan man casts his vote at a local polling station in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan boy carries a sheep on his shoulder at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan boy carries a sheep on his shoulder at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan man who lost his father in a gunmen attack weeps at the main gate of the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan man who lost his father in a gunmen attack weeps at the main gate of the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan children play football in a field in Kabul. Football is one of the most popular games in Afghanistan and is played on the dusty dry ground more often than grass. (Image: AFP)

Afghan children play football in a field in Kabul. Football is one of the most popular games in Afghanistan and is played on the dusty dry ground more often than grass. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan bystander is seen through the shattered glass of a bus at the scene of the roadside bomb blast in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan bystander is seen through the shattered glass of a bus at the scene of the roadside bomb blast in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan boy five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, a young Lionel Messi fan, plays football in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan boy five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, a young Lionel Messi fan, plays football in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah is showered with rose petals by supporters as he prepares to speak at a rally in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah is showered with rose petals by supporters as he prepares to speak at a rally in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan blacksmith looks on as he works at his shop in the capital Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan blacksmith looks on as he works at his shop in the capital Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan man walks along a path under snow-laden trees in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan man walks along a path under snow-laden trees in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan National Army (ANA) officers march during a graduation ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Centre in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan National Army (ANA) officers march during a graduation ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Centre in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan day-labourers load recyclable cans onto a truck at a scrap yard on the outskirts of Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan day-labourers load recyclable cans onto a truck at a scrap yard on the outskirts of Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Pigeons fly at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Pigeons fly at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan vendor carries water cans for sale in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan vendor carries water cans for sale in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan man runs away as dust blows in the aftermath of the third blast at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan man runs away as dust blows in the aftermath of the third blast at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan children play with plastic toy guns in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan children play with plastic toy guns in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Security forces from the Northern Alliance group entering Kabul, during the fall of the Taliban regime. (Image: AFP)

Security forces from the Northern Alliance group entering Kabul, during the fall of the Taliban regime. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan man walks during the first day of the Nowruz (Noruz) on a hilltop overlooking of Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan man walks during the first day of the Nowruz (Noruz) on a hilltop overlooking of Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan onlookers watch through the broken windows of a bakery at the site of a suicide car bomb near the international airport in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan onlookers watch through the broken windows of a bakery at the site of a suicide car bomb near the international airport in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 A Hazara Afghan woman walks past the ruins of the ancient Buddha statues that once stood in the city of Bamiyan. (Image: AFP)

A Hazara Afghan woman walks past the ruins of the ancient Buddha statues that once stood in the city of Bamiyan. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan children play on a swing near a cemetery in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan children play on a swing near a cemetery in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan commandos walk down a road near the Kabul police headquarters building after a clash between Afghanistan forces and Taliban fighters in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan commandos walk down a road near the Kabul police headquarters building after a clash between Afghanistan forces and Taliban fighters in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan security personnel carry a wounded man at the site of an attack on the Spanish embassy compound in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan security personnel carry a wounded man at the site of an attack on the Spanish embassy compound in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan men hold chains as they wait to take part in ritual self-flagellation to celebrate the Muslim festival of Ashura, at a mosque in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan men hold chains as they wait to take part in ritual self-flagellation to celebrate the Muslim festival of Ashura, at a mosque in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan survivors of an avalanche run to get relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan survivors of an avalanche run to get relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan supporters of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani kick up a cloud of dust as they leave after a gathering in the outskirts of Kunduz province, north of Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan supporters of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani kick up a cloud of dust as they leave after a gathering in the outskirts of Kunduz province, north of Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 An Afghan trader waits for customers early in the morning at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

An Afghan trader waits for customers early in the morning at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan children who work as water vendors search for customers at the Kart-e-Sakhi cemetery in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan children who work as water vendors search for customers at the Kart-e-Sakhi cemetery in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan balloon vendor Arash waits for customers as he walks through a neighbourhood in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan balloon vendor Arash waits for customers as he walks through a neighbourhood in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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 Afghan visitors ride a fairground ride at the Park Shahar or City Park, in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

Afghan visitors ride a fairground ride at the Park Shahar or City Park, in Kabul. (Image: AFP)

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