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Photos: February 2013 in Afghanistan

A large selection of images gathered by the always excellent Denver Post

Afghan villagers attend a protest against U.S. special forces accused of overseeing torture and killings in Wardak provinceAfghan villagers attend a protest against U.S. special forces accused of overseeing torture and killings in Wardak province February 26, 2013. More than five hundred men marched through the capital of Afghanistan’s restive Wardak province on Tuesday in an outburst of anger against U.S. special forces accused of overseeing torture and killings in the area. A U.S. defence official in Washington said a review in recent months in cooperation with Afghanistan’s Defence Ministry and National Directorate of Security (NDS) intelligence agency found no involvement of Western forces in any abuse. REUTERS/Mirwais Harooni #

Afghanistan Female Special ForcesIn this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo, female members of Afghan special forces, first row, pose for a picture after attending in a practicing a house raid on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s army is training female special forces to take part in night raids against insurgents despite cultural taboos as foreign combat troops take the backseat ahead of their eventual departure at the end of 2014. In a country where women traditionally are expected to stay home, their participation in the special forces is breaking new ground in ultraconservative Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Pakistan Daily Life

An Afghan refugee, center, stands while a group of men make their way along a muddy path of a slum during a rainy day, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Pakistan has been hosting hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees dating back to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan three decades ago, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #


Afghan farmers work at a vegetable field in the outskirts of Jalalabad on February 17, 2013. The economy of Afghanistan can be categorised as poor and unstable as it lacks proper industrialisation, there is a lack of well-developed manufacturing and infrastructure facilities, and it is dependent on foreign aid and assistance. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images #

Afghanistan Daily Life

An Afghan man flies his pigeons over a rooftop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmad Nazar) #


An Afghani woman walks in front of the Sakhi shrine during a snowfall in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Kabul has been experiencing below freezing weather and snow for several days. (AP photo/ Ali Hamed Haghdoust) #

See all of the images from the Denver Post here

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