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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, center, Second Vice President Sarwar Danish, right, and first Vice President Amrullah Saleh, attend a ceremony for Ghani winning a 2nd term in the presidential election, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, center, arrives with his team to the Afghan Independent Election Commission to receive the official certificate of winning a 2nd term in the presidential election, during ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, center, receives the official certificate of winning a 2nd term in the presidential election, during ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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In this file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks at the Munich Security Conference, in Munich, Germany. The Afghan Independent Election Commission said that President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president.

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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, center, addresses the media following a conference with his party members in Kabul, Afghanistan. The country's independent election commission said that Ashraf Ghani won a second term as president, more than four months after polls closed.

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An Afghan small girl ramp walks on stage of Mr. and Miss. Valentines 2020 contest, in Valentines Day in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan models Jalil Salimi, left and Salma Hussaini, right, pose during a modeling show celebrating Valentine's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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National army soldiers arrive at the site of explosion near the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The explosion occurred near the military academy in a southern neighborhood of the Afghan capital, a government spokesman said.

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An Afghan health worker wearing protective gear waits to check passengers during screening of travelers for Coronavirus who arrived from China, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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An Afghan health worker takes the temperature of a passenger as a preventive measure for Coronavirus, during a screening process of travelers who arrived from China, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Screening has begun in all airports and land ports in Afghanistan, especially of those who arrive from China.

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This photo provided by Tariq Ghazniwal shows an aircraft that crashed in eastern Afghanistan. The U.S. military says it is investigating reports of an airplane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for U.S. Central Command, said that it remained unclear whose aircraft was involved in the crash.

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A woman helps a model prepare for a fashion show in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Men walk on a cold, foggy morning in Kabul, Afghanistan. Temperatures in Kabul early Wednesday were -4 C (25F).

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People sit around a fire to warm themselves after a heavy snowfall in Kabul, Afghanistan. Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods that left dozens dead, officials said as authorities struggled to clear and reopen highways and evacuate people to safer places.

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An internally displaced young Afghan woman cleans an alley outside her house on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Kabul has been experiencing below freezing weather and snow.

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A young boy plays in the snow on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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A shepherd walks with a flock of sheep in the snow, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Newly graduated Afghan female National Army soldiers attend their graduation ceremony after a three month training program at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan men walk past a Christmas tree at the Shar-e-Naw City in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's election commission said the country's president has won a second term in office, according to a preliminary vote count. But his opponents can still challenge the results that were announced on Sunday.

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Family members of Islamic State militants either arrested or surrounded up to the Afghan government are presented to media in Kabul, Afghanistan. The country's intelligence service says Saturday that there are more than 75 women and 159 children most of them form foreign countries in the custody of the agency known as the National Deteriorate for Security.

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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, center, addresses the media following a conference with his party members and few candidates in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's leading presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, announced temporary truce, agreeing to allow ballot recount Sunday in provinces where his supporters had stopped the process for almost a month.

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An Afghan Security police carries his injured daughter after an attack near the Bagram Air Base In Parwan province of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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A boy inspects his damaged home after after an attack near the Bagram Air Base in Parwan province of Kabul, Afghanistan. A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility near the Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the capital Kabul, the U.S. military said.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, foreground, and Afghan honor guards carry the coffin of Japanese physician Tetsu Nakamura during a ceremony before transporting his body to his homeland, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Nakamura was killed earlier this week in a roadside shooting in eastern Afghanistan.

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Young Afghan girls share a bread at a camp for internally displaced people in Kabul, Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of internally displaced Afghans live in camps, which lack basic facilities, across Afghanistan.

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US President Donald Trump shakes hands during a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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US President Donald Trump addresses members of the military during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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US President Donald Trump speaking to members of the military during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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Afghan security personnel inspect the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan official said the blast in that capital Kabul targeting a United Nations vehicle has left at least 1 dead. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said several others were wounded in the attack.

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Afghan security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. An explosion has rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul as early morning commuters were on the street heading to work.

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West Indies players celebrate after defeating Afghanistan during their 1st ODI cricket match at Ekana International cricket stadium, Lucknow.

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West Indies batsman Roston Chase plays a shot during 1st ODI cricket match against Afghanistan at Ekana International cricket stadium, Lucknow.

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People site outside of the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The embassy issued a statement announcing the indefinite closure of its consular services, citing unspecified security concerns.

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Newly graduated Afghan National Army show their certificate during their graduation ceremony after a three month training program at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Girls walk home from school on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Wounded men receive treatment at a hospital after a bomb blast in Nangarhar, province east of Kabul, Afghanistan. An afghan official says a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province has killed at least 10 people, including a child. Ataullah Khogyani, the governor's spokesman, said over 20 other people were wounded in the attack targeting a minibus carrying new army recruits in Jalalabad city.

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Afghan election workers count ballots during the presidential elections, at a polling station in Kabul. Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt.

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Wounded Afghans lie on a bed at a hospital after a bomb attack on a local mosque in Kandahar province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan Sikhs show their inked fingers after casting their votes at a polling station in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghans headed to the polls to elect a new president amid high security and threats of violence from Taliban militants, who warned citizens to stay away from polling stations or risk being hurt.

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Afghans transport the body of a woman who was killed during a raid conducted by Afghan special forces, in the southern Helmand province. An Afghan official said Monday that at least 40 civilians have been killed during an Afghan special forces raid and airstrikes conducted against of Taliban in southern Helmand province

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Damaged cars are seen at the site of a suicide attack in Zabul, Afghanistan. A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan.

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Afghan security forces work at the site of a suicide attack near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hours earlier Afghan officials said a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle packed with explosives into the entrance to a campaign rally of President Ashraf Ghani in northern Parwan province, killing over 20 people and wounding over 30. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed. The Taliban have claimed both attacks.

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In this image from video released by the CIA, Hamza bin Laden, the son of of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is seen as an adult at his wedding. The White House says Hamza bin Laden has been killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A White House statement gives no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or how the United States confirmed his death.

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Afghan special forces stand guard at the site of a suicide car bomb explosion that killed at least four people, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement sent to the media.

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Afghan army soldiers listen to a speech by President Ashraf Ghani during a ceremony to introduce the new chief of the intelligence service, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a ceremony to introduce the new chief of the intelligence service, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ghani, whose government was sidelined in the U.S.-Taliban talks, again declared that his country was ready to meet with the Taliban but that "negotiation without a cease-fire is not possible."

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Bird sellers wait for customers at a market in the Old City of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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People shop at a market in the old city of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan firefighters work at the site of Monday's suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Smoke billows from the Green Village, home to several international organizations and guesthouses, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Smoke rises as angry Kabul residents set fire to part of the Green Village compound that has been attacked frequently, a day after a Taliban suicide attack. An interior ministry spokesman said some hundreds of foreigners were rescued after the attack targeted the compound, which houses several international organizations and guesthouses.

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An Afghan police stands guard as smoke billows from the Green Village, home to several international organizations and guesthouses, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Smoke billows from the Green Village, home to several international organizations and guesthouses, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Angry residents climbed into the international compound that had been targeted and set part of it on fire.

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In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, photo, A former Taliban military leader Syed Akbar Agha speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Agha defended the recent beatings, saying the peace movement gives the impression the insurgent group doesn't want the war to end.

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In this photo released by the Afghan Presidential Palace, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inspects the honor guard during Independence Day celebrations at Defense Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's president is vowing to eliminate all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marks a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate.

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Damage of the Dubai City wedding hall is seen after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan soldiers inspect a damaged Dubai City wedding hall after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Damaged Dubai City wedding hall is seen after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night.

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Afghan people greet each other after offering Eid al-Adha prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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An Afghan security force member, left, stands guard at the site of Sunday's attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. A complex attack against the office of the president's running mate and a former chief of intelligence service Amrullah Saleh on Sunday in the capital Kabul, killed scores of people, an official said.

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A damaged bicycle is seen at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan police say a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a bus carrying Ministry of Mines employees.

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An Afghan boy collects the remains of a suicide attacker's vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. Croatia's defense ministry said that one of three soldiers injured in an apparent attack by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, has died.

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Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of a deadly explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital, according to police and health officials who reported a number of fatalities and many injured.

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A destroyed white van sits at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. A powerful bomb blast rocked the Afghan capital rattling windows, sending smoke billowing from Kabul's downtown area and wounding dozens of people.

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Smokes rises after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. Powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital, with smoke seen billowing from downtown area.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center left, walks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's Chief of Staff Abdul Salam Rahimi, as he arrives at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan during an unannounced visit.

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Men hug each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, left, inspects the guard of honor as he prepares for Eid al-Fitr prayer at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Eid al-Fitr prayer marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Afghanistan.

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Health workers evacuate a body after an attack that targeted a bus carrying government employees in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials said a sticky bomb attached to the bus detonated in the capital. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the public health ministry, said five people were killed and 10 wounded in initial casualty reports and could rise.

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Afghan women receive free food donated by Muslim Hands, a not-for-profit organization, during the last days of the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset.

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Afghan people carry the remains of suicide attacker's vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. In a second suicide attack in as many days to rattle the Afghan capital, a car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded in an eastern neighborhood, police said.

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Afghan security forces stand guard in front of the security checkpoint after an attack on the outskirt of Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan official says gunmen stormed a security checkpoint in the capital, Kabul, killing at least three police officers.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks on the last day of the Afghan Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's grand council ends with a call for peace talks, urges both sides to hammer out a cease fire and protect rights gained in the last 17 years. Ghani offers cease fire, says he will free 175 Taliban prisoners ahead of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Delegates attend the first day of the Afghan Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, center, sits during the first day of the Loya Jirga, or the consultative council in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's president opened a grand council of more than 3,200 prominent Afghans seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.-backed government.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, left, speaks during the first day of the Afghan Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani opened the Loya Jirga grand council on Monday with more than 3,200 prominent Afghans attending to seek an agreed common approach for future peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.-backed government.

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Afghans watch a civilian vehicle burnt after being shot by US forces after an attack near the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, Afghanistan

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Afghanistan cricket team members pose with the winning trophy after their first Test win beating Ireland by seven wickets, in Dehradun.

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Irish cricket team captain William Porterfield and Afghani counterpart Asghar Afghan team jointly inaugurate the Test Match trophy, in Dehradun.

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Supporters of the Afghan team at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Dehradun

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A boy walks inside what is left of a home that was damaged by heavy rains in Kandahar province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said at least 20 people have died as heavy rains and flooding over the past few days swept away their homes and cars in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

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Afghanistan's player celebrate with the trophy after they beat Ireland in T20 series at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun.

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Boys walk under snow-covered trees in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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A man walks in a snow covered cemetery on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan security forces gather at the site a day after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden vehicle in the capital Kabul on Monday evening, according to officials.

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An Afghan boy prepares tea as he waits for customers on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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People walk at the site of a massive fire at a gas station in Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan official says the overnight fire that began at the gas station and spread to a nearby apartment complex.

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U.S. and NATO forces pose for a photograph during a ceremony on Christmas Day at the Resolute Support Headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Injured men receive treatment at a hospital after Monday's Christmas Eve attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide bomber and gunmen armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked the building in Kabul setting off an eight-hour-long siege.

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In this Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, five-year-old Afghan Lionel Messi fan Murtaza Ahmadi poses for photograph, as he wears a shirt signed by Messi, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the Afghan capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him. Shafiqa Ahmedi said that criminals threatened to kidnap her now-7-year-old son Murtaza, a fan of Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi, after demanding money.

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Security forces block the roads at the site of a suicide bomber attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Najib Danish, spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, said the attack in Kabul took place when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives and then other insurgents started a gun battle with forces in the area.

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Inside of a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, a day after a suicide attack. A suicide bomber was able to sneak into the wedding hall where hundreds of Muslim religious scholars and clerics had gathered to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

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A man injured in a suicide bombing is brought into a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. A Public Health Ministry spokesman said another 60 people were wounded in the attack, which took place as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad.

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Injured men receive treatment at a hospital after a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials said the suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in Kabul.

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An Afghan laborer moves a sack of charcoal at a shop, in Kabul, Afghanistan. In the winter, prices of wood and charcoal rise along with other necessities.

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Men watch a fire at an appliance market in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Men take photos of the ruin after a fire devastated an electronic appliances market in Kabul, Afghanistan. Residents of the Afghan capital are grappling with the aftermath of a massive blaze that destroyed hundreds of stores at a market in Kabul.

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A woman voter's finger is scanned before casting during parliamentary elections in Kandahar, south of Afghanistan. Security was tight in southern Kandahar as voters went to the polls in parliamentary elections that were delayed in the province by one week after an attack by an elite guard killed two top government officials, including a powerful provincial police chief.

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Afghans shout slogans against the government after a military operation left many civilians dead in Rodat district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan official says hundreds of villagers have blocked a major highway in eastern Nangarhar province to denounce the killings of civilians during an ongoing military operation against militants there.

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