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"Between Life and War: The Struggles of Afghan Women"
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN-SEPTEMBER 30: Parwana, age 5, who is mentally and physically hanicapped lies on a cold cement floor September30,2002 at the Kabul women's mental institution (the home for the mentally ill ) where 28 females live. Parwana and her sister who is mentally retarted were left at the gate of the home three and a half years ago by their parents. The home is part of Marastoon, a housing complex for Afghan's handicapped run by the Afghan Red Cresent Society, it has no running water or medical facility. After two decades of war Afghanistan is struggling to find the funds to help their most vunerable people.
(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 23: Ezatullah,20, from Jalalabad gets lifted onto his bed by relatives at the International Red Cross Orthopedic (ICRC) rehabilitation center November 23, 2009 Kabul, Afghanistan. Ezatullah was a border patrol policeman but is now a paraplegic, crippled on August 10th after the Taliban attacked the checkpost in Dar Baba district where he was working. A recent U.N. report has described 2009 as the deadliest year in terms of civilian casualties in Afghanistan since the start of the U.S.-led war against Taliban in the country. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)