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

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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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