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Rika, whose stepmother poured acid on her face when she was a girl, in her room in the Women for Afghan Women shelter in Kabul. Credit Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

Alissa Rubin, 2016 Pulitzer Winner, Reports From the Front Lines

A Thin Line of Defense Against ‘Honor Killings’ Women’s shelters are one of the most provocative legacies of the Western presence in Afghanistan.

#afghan #style #dress #colors

#afghan #style #dress #colors

Dancing boy: Shukur, 21 in this picture, was kidnapped in Kabul when he was 12 years old and taken to Kunduz where he was kept as a Bacha Bereesh - a dancing boy - for a rich and powerful man. He was 17 when he escaped, and began making a living from his dancing

The secret shame of Afghanistan's bacha bazi 'dancing boys'

Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys Who Are Made to Dress Like Little Girls, Then Abused by Paedophiles

Afghanistan, Prayer, Eid Prayer, Prayers, Prayer Request

Afghan kids watching TV in a slum in Kabul Stock Photo, Royalty Free Image: 51111511 - Alamy

Afghan kids watching TV in a slum in Kabul Stock Photo, Royalty Free Image: 51111511 - Alamy

A Lucrative Crop—It's Not Opium Poppies—May Help Afghanistan's Farmers | TakePart

An exotic spice may show up in a scoop of artisanal ice cream or Spanish paella and could help rebuild a country damaged by war and terror.

A street hawker in Kabul, Afganistan 2014

A street hawker in Kabul, Afganistan 2014

Children carry torches during a procession to celebrate the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan on June 27, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed by Muslims with fasting, prayers and recitation of the Quran.

Children carry torches during a procession to celebrate the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan on June 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

world circus day (april 2011), Afghanistan, photo by Hossein Fatemi

An Afghan girl juggles tennis balls during the World Circus Day organized by Afghan Educational Children Circus and Mobile Mini Circus for Children in Kabul.