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An Afghan girl sits on the ground dressing her doll while playing in an alley in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 3. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) 
HH: Cultural Change takes place in many ways. Toys and imagery are one inroad.

Afghan Barbie - 

An Afghan girl sits on the ground dressing her doll while playing in an alley in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 3. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) 

HH: Cultural Change takes place in many ways. Toys and imagery are one inroad.

Watched - an Afghan boy , a refugee from the field of tents filled with refugees in Kabul.

Watched - an Afghan boy , a refugee from the field of tents filled with refugees in Kabul.

Swathed in a silk chador, an Afghan woman returns from a Kabul market with caged goldfinches, once kept as pets for their melodic song (Thomas Abercrombie, 1967) National Geographic

Swathed in a silk chador, an Afghan woman returns from a Kabul market with caged goldfinches, once kept as pets for their melodic song (Thomas Abercrombie, 1967) 
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Afghan Women - Paula Lerner 

Afghan Women - Paula Lerner 

Young Kyrgyz girl, Marbet, is getting her donkey ready to go to school, Afghanistan - Cedric Houin -  National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012 

Young Kyrgyz girl, Marbet, is getting her donkey ready to go to school, Afghanistan - Cedric Houin -  National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012 

A vendor sells traditional food at a local market in Kabul, Jan. 7, 2013. (Omar Sobhani/Reuter)

A vendor sells traditional food at a local market in Kabul, Jan. 7, 2013. (Omar Sobhani/Reuter)

Afghan burqa clad women look in a store in Herat, Jan. 8 ,2013. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan burqa clad women look in a store in Herat, Jan. 8 ,2013. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Wicked Looking Mask - Marines
Returning from a week-long trip to Afghanistan, Marine Staff Sgt. Glen Silva sits in the back of the Black Hawk helicopter, wearing a protective airsoft mask at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on December 9, 2012. The visit was called “Operation Proper Exit”, a program sponsored by Troops First Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to provide meaningful assistance to service members who have suffered devastating injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. (US Army/Spc. Alexander Neely
HH: That mask is bad ass.

Wicked Looking Mask - Marines

Returning from a week-long trip to Afghanistan, Marine Staff Sgt. Glen Silva sits in the back of the Black Hawk helicopter, wearing a protective airsoft mask at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on December 9, 2012. The visit was called “Operation Proper Exit”, a program sponsored by Troops First Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to provide meaningful assistance to service members who have suffered devastating injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. (US Army/Spc. Alexander Neely

HH: That mask is bad ass.
Living in the ‘burbs, Kabul style
Capital growth: Low-income housing spreads into the hills surrounding the Afghan capital Kabul. Many are merely mud houses, without running water or electricity - and with open sewers running downhillRead more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2215793/Poverty-Kabul-style-One-million-residents-populate-steep-hills-Afghan-capital—long-way-high-life.html#ixzz28xhV5Csz Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Living in the ‘burbs, Kabul style

Capital growth: Low-income housing spreads into the hills surrounding the Afghan capital Kabul. Many are merely mud houses, without running water or electricity - and with open sewers running downhill

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2215793/Poverty-Kabul-style-One-million-residents-populate-steep-hills-Afghan-capital—long-way-high-life.html#ixzz28xhV5Csz 
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Afghan student women attend a maths class under a tent at the Nangarhar University campus in Jalalabad. 
Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images

Afghan student women attend a maths class under a tent at the Nangarhar University campus in Jalalabad.

Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images

A young resident of the hillside neighborhood of Jamal Mina rides a donkey down to a water collection point high above Kabul. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

A young resident of the hillside neighborhood of Jamal Mina rides a donkey down to a water collection point high above Kabul. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

A Fertile Valley in Afghanistan

A Fertile Valley in Afghanistan

Pashtun Girl - Afghanistan

Pashtun Girl - Afghanistan

Kuchi, Nomadic Pashtun Tribes, Afghanistan

Kuchi, Nomadic Pashtun Tribes, Afghanistan

A father and son at home, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

A father and son at home, Helmand Province, Afghanistan