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Force for Change: Women of the Afghan Army (35 images)

For the first time since the dark days of the Taliban in 2010, 29 women were recruited to serve in the Afghan National Army. In 2011 a further 14 took the brave step forward to train for 6 months. These girls are trailblazers; pioneers of their time.

They face recriminations from their extended family for working outside the home, or even worse, coming into contact with men. There's even a rumour the Taliban has put a price on their heads.

But they know this is a...
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