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AFGHANISTAN/
RTXALUJ
November 15, 2008
Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15,...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul
Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15, 2008. The Taliban, which does not permit women to attend school, attacked Shamsia two days ago as she was on her way to class with 15 other schoolgirls, according to police. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN
RTXXOQY
February 10, 2011
Afghan women wait for their turn at a World Food Program (WFP) distribution centre in Kabul February...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan women wait for their turn at a WFP distribution centre in Kabul
Afghan women wait for their turn at a World Food Program (WFP) distribution centre in Kabul February 10, 2011. The Afghan government will issue a tender to purchase 200,000 tonnes of wheat on world markets within two months as the country prepares for a possible drought that could hit local grain output, the agriculture minister said. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS FOOD)
AFGHANISTAN-MICROFINANCE/
RTXW1SX
December 28, 2010
Safia (R), an Afghan woman who benefits from a microfinance loan program, works at her beauty salon in...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Safia, an Afghan woman who benefits from a microfinance loan program, works at her beauty salon in Kabul...
Safia (R), an Afghan woman who benefits from a microfinance loan program, works at her beauty salon in Kabul December 21, 2010. More than 1.5 million loans worth $831 million have been given out in the past seven years, said the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA), which was set up by the government in 2003 to coordinate the sector. Picture taken December 21, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2GZF2
August 02, 2010
An inmate touches a fence as she watches a volleyball match during a media event at a women's prison...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Inmate touches a fence as she watches a volleyball match during a media event at a women's prison in...
An inmate touches a fence as she watches a volleyball match during a media event at a women's prison in Kabul March August 2, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2GDFA
July 13, 2010
An Afghan woman leaves a voter registration centre after receiving her card in Kabul July 13, 2010. Afghanistan...
Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan woman leaves a voter registration centre after receiving her card in Kabul
An Afghan woman leaves a voter registration centre after receiving her card in Kabul July 13, 2010. Afghanistan will hold parliamentary elections on September 18. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2DHIV
May 04, 2010
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa holds an umbrella after she received food aid in Kabul May 5, 2010. The...
Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa holds an umbrella after she received food aid in Kabul
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa holds an umbrella after she received food aid in Kabul May 5, 2010. The Afghan Ministry of Defense distributed food aid such as wheat, cooking oil, sugar and beans to 220 poor families. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXQNCA
November 12, 2009
An Afghan girl touches her mother's artificial leg the ICRC Ali Abad Orthopaedic centre in Kabul November...
Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan girl touches her mother's artificial leg the ICRC Ali Abad Orthopaedic centre in Kabul
An Afghan girl touches her mother's artificial leg the ICRC Ali Abad Orthopaedic centre in Kabul November 12, 2009. The centre, which is run mostly by disabled people, aims to educate and rehabilitate landmine victims and people with any kind of deformities, to help them integrate effectively into society. They also provide the patients with a 18-months interest free $600 micro credit loan. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (AFGHANISTAN HEALTH SOCIETY CONFLICT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-ELECTION/
RTR26LHC
August 11, 2009
A woman listens during an event for women to discuss the presidential candidates in Kabul, August 11,...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A woman listens during an event for women to discuss the presidential candidates in Kabul
A woman listens during an event for women to discuss the presidential candidates in Kabul, August 11, 2009. Afghanistan's presidential election will be held on August 20. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (AFGHANISTAN POLITICS ELECTIONS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-POISONING/
RTXFOIV
May 11, 2009
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, checks on her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009....
Charikar, Afghanistan
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, checks on her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, checks on her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009. Nearly 50 Afghan teenagers are in hospital after a mystery gas attack on a girls' school in the northern town of Charikar, the second mass poisoning of female students in a month, a doctor said on Monday. Attacks on girls schools have increased in the past year, particularly in the east and south of the country. Last year a group of schoolgirls in Kandahar had acid thrown in their faces by men who objected to them attending school. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN CRIME LAW CONFLICT EDUCATION POLITICS)
AFGHAN-ELECTION/
RTXCC73
March 04, 2009
A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks in an old bazaar in Kabul March 4, 2009. Presidential polls in Afghanistan...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks in an old bazaar in Kabul
A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks in an old bazaar in Kabul March 4, 2009. Presidential polls in Afghanistan cannot be held next month as demanded by President Hamid Karzai, the elections commission said on Wednesday, with Aug. 20 to remain the polling day as originally scheduled. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR23C5I
January 13, 2009
Women beg on a road as snow falls in Kabul January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Women beg on a road as snow falls in Kabul
Women beg on a road as snow falls in Kabul January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR20MC6
August 04, 2008
A veiled Afghan woman waits with her son, whose legs have been amputated, for alms on a street in Kabul...
Kabul, multiple countries
A veiled Afghan woman waits with her son, whose legs have been amputated, for alms on a street in Kabul...
A veiled Afghan woman waits with her son, whose legs have been amputated, for alms on a street in Kabul August 4, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHAN-HEALTH/MOTHERS
RTR201EB
April 30, 2008
An Afghan mother holds her child as she visits a health clinic in Eshkashem district of Badakhshan province,...
ESHKASHEM, Afghanistan
To match feature AFGHAN-HEALTH/MOTHERS
An Afghan mother holds her child as she visits a health clinic in Eshkashem district of Badakhshan province, northeast of Kabul, April 23, 2008. Women die in childbirth every day in Afghanistan, a country with one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates. About 1,600 Afghan women die in childbirth out of every 100,000 live births. In some of the most remote areas, the death rate is as high as 6,500. Picture taken April 23, 2008. To match feature AFGHAN-HEALTH/MOTHERS REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHAN-HEALTH/MOTHERS
RTR201DV
April 30, 2008
Afghan mothers visit a health clinic in Eshkashem district of Badakhshan province, northeast of Kabul,...
ESHKASHEM, Afghanistan
To match feature AFGHAN-HEALTH/MOTHERS
Afghan mothers visit a health clinic in Eshkashem district of Badakhshan province, northeast of Kabul, April 23, 2008. Women die in childbirth every day in Afghanistan, a country with one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates. About 1,600 Afghan women die in childbirth out of every 100,000 live births. In some of the most remote areas, the death rate is as high as 6,500. Picture taken April 23, 2008. To match feature AFGHAN-HEALTH/MOTHERS REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHAN-PRISON/
RTR1MC8A
February 13, 2007
The relative of an Afghan prisoner cries outside Pul-i-Charkhi prison on the eastern outskirts of Kabul,...
Kabul, Afghanistan
The relative of an Afghan prisoner cries outside Pul-i-Charkhi prison in Kabul
The relative of an Afghan prisoner cries outside Pul-i-Charkhi prison on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan February 28, 2006. A siege at Pul-i-Charkhi , Afghanistan's biggest prison, entered a fourth day on Tuesday but the government expressed hope for a peaceful resolution to a bloody revolt by hundreds of inmates. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood AFGHANISTAN) also see GF1DUVDTSEAA
AFGHANISTAN
RTR1POCW
February 23, 2007
A woman walks past riot police outside a gathering in Kabul's stadium February 23, 2007. Some thirty...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A woman walks past riot police outside a gathering in Kabul's stadium
A woman walks past riot police outside a gathering in Kabul's stadium February 23, 2007. Some thirty thousand Afghans staged a gathering in Kabul on Friday to urge President Hamid Karzai to approve a bill that calls for blank amnesty for the country's 25 years of war criminals. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXVOJA
December 13, 2010
A photograph taken from behind a curtain shows an Afghan Shi'ite Muslim woman clad in burqa stand at...
Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan Shi'ite Muslim woman stands at the entrance of Chendawol mosque during a Muharram procession...
A photograph taken from behind a curtain shows an Afghan Shi'ite Muslim woman clad in burqa stand at the entrance of Chendawol mosque during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kabul December 13, 2010. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN-ELECTION/
RTR2I1ZG
September 08, 2010
A damaged campaign poster for an Afghan woman parliament candidate is seen on a wall in Herat, western...
Herat, Afghanistan
A damaged campaign poster for an Afghan woman parliament candidate is seen on a wall in Herat, western...
A damaged campaign poster for an Afghan woman parliament candidate is seen on a wall in Herat, western Afghanistan September 8, 2010. Taliban threats, shuttered polling centres and warnings of widespread fraud are clouding hopes for Afghanistan's Sept. 18 parliamentary election, a key test of an already fragile democracy, observers have warned. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E6AR0BRE01
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2GDFO
July 13, 2010
An Afghan woman holds her child as she waits at a voter registration centre in Kabul July 13, 2010. Afghanistan...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan woman holds her child as she waits at a voter registration centre in Kabul
An Afghan woman holds her child as she waits at a voter registration centre in Kabul July 13, 2010. Afghanistan will hold parliamentary elections on September 18. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN-BLAST/
RTXRUYA
December 15, 2009
A victim is taken away from the site of a bomb blast in Kabul December 15, 2009. At least four civilians...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A victim is taken away from the site of a bomb blast in Kabul
A victim is taken away from the site of a bomb blast in Kabul December 15, 2009. At least four civilians were killed on Tuesday by a suicide car bomb outside a hotel used by foreigners in Kabul's main diplomatic area and across the street from the home of a former vice president. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
YEAREND PICTURES
RTRDHS2
July 14, 2002
Afghan men and women wait for a lottery draw in Kabul July 15, 2002.
Thousands of Afghans gathered at...
Kabul, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Afghan men and women wait for a lottery draw in Kabul July 15, 2002.
Thousands of Afghans gathered at a stadium on Monday to witness the first
lottery in 11 years, which was organised by the Afghan Red Crescent Society.
A total of 100,000 tickets, priced at 10,000 Afghani ($0.25) per ticket,
were sold, and prizes ranging from a car to bicycles, televisions and cash
were awarded. PP03070097 REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim

ZH/JS/JD
ATTACK AFGHANISTAN AID
RTRQB5G
December 14, 2001
An Afghan soldier uses a wooden stick to maintain order among women waiting
for humanitarian aid at...
Kabul, Afghanistan
AFGHAN SOLDIER MAINTAINS ORDER AT FOOD DISTRIBUTION POINT IN
KABUL.
An Afghan soldier uses a wooden stick to maintain order among women waiting
for humanitarian aid at a World Food Programme WFP distribution point in the
city of Kabul December 14, 2001. The U.N. (WFP) started its biggest ever
food distribution in the Afghan capital last week, handing out sacks of
wheat to more than three-quarters of the war-ravaged city's population.
PP03070097 REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

DS
AFGHANISTAN
RTROZM8
November 04, 2001
An Afghan woman wearing a traditional Burqa walks on the side of a road as a Northern Alliance APC, (Armoured...
Jabal Us Seraj, Afghanistan
AFGHAN WOMAN WALKS PAST NORTHERN ALLIANCE APC.
An Afghan woman wearing a traditional Burqa walks on the side of a road as a Northern Alliance APC, (Armoured Personnel Carrier) carrying fighters and the Afghan flag, drives to a new position in the outskirts of Jabal us Seraj, some 60kms north of the Afghan capital Kabul November 4, 2001.The
Northern Alliance, a mix of mostly ethnic Uzbek and Tajik fighters in the
north, is viewed with suspicion and enmity by ethnic Pashtuns, who operatein other areas. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE

YB
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTR2HHVB
August 24, 2010
War-displaced Helene Namikano, 71, (L) Rebecca Martha Kanigi, 75, (2nd L), Venancia Ndamkunzi, 65, and...
MUGUNGA, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
War displaced women sit together in eastern Congo
War-displaced Helene Namikano, 71, (L) Rebecca Martha Kanigi, 75, (2nd L), Venancia Ndamkunzi, 65, and Atia Egenia Mobato, 74, (R) sit together on the steps of a building in the village of Mugunga, just west of the eastern Congolese city of Goma, August 24, 2010. All four women have repeatedly fled fighting in North Kivu province over the past four years despite efforts to bring peace to Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC CONGO - Tags: CONFLICT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CONGO-INDEPENDENCE/
RTR2FZQK
July 01, 2010
Congolese women sing for Belgium's King Albert II and Queen Paola visiting the King Baudouin hospital...
Kinshasa, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Congolese women sing for Belgium's King Albert II and Queen Paola visiting the King Baudouin hospital...
Congolese women sing for Belgium's King Albert II and Queen Paola visiting the King Baudouin hospital in Kinshasa July 1, 2010. Belgian King Albert II is ending a three-day official visit to Congo where he attended the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of its independence. REUTERS/Frederic Sierakowski/Pool (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: POLITICS)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXS8P5
August 14, 2010
Women from a church choir sit on benches upon the lava floe from a 2002 eruption in the eastern Congolese...
Goma, Congo Republic
Women from a church choir sit on benches upon the lava floe from a 2002 eruption in the eastern Congolese...
Women from a church choir sit on benches upon the lava floe from a 2002 eruption in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, August 14, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC CONGO - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXBQLE
February 17, 2009
A woman who has recently undergone surgery sits at the general hospital at Dungu in northeastern Congo,...
DUNGU, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A woman who has recently undergone surgery sits at the general hospital at Dungu in northeastern Congo...
A woman who has recently undergone surgery sits at the general hospital at Dungu in northeastern Congo, February 17, 2009. Thousands of Congolese have fled their villages since December as Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels roaming the bush carry out massacres that have killed some 900 civilians during the past two months. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/
RTXBL92
February 13, 2009
A woman displaced by war lies in a tent with her child at a makeshift camp in Kibati near Goma in eastern...
Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A woman displaced by war lies in a camp in eastern Congo
A woman displaced by war lies in a tent with her child at a makeshift camp in Kibati near Goma in eastern Congo February 13, 2009. Congo's military said more than 40 Rwandan Hutu rebels had died in an air raid, as a 3-week-old joint Congolese-Rwandan offensive sparked rebel reprisals which a rights group said had killed 100 villagers. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO
RTXB2WE
January 26, 2009
A government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo, January 26, 2009. Congolese...
MUSHAKE, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo
A government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo, January 26, 2009. Congolese Hutu rebels said on Sunday they had clashed for the first time with a Rwandan-Congolese force deployed to crush them and civilians expressed fears they would be caught up in the violence. REUTERS/Alissa Everett (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTR22MOG
December 16, 2008
Evelyne Kabitsebangumi grieves at the funeral of her sister, eight-month old Alexandrine Kabitsebangumi,...
KIBATI, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Woman cries at the grave of eight-month old Alexandrine Kabitsebangumi in eastern Congo
Evelyne Kabitsebangumi grieves at the funeral of her sister, eight-month old Alexandrine Kabitsebangumi, who died from cholera and was buried in a banana grove at Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. Recent fighting has contributed to a heightened risk of cholera, with poor sanitation, lack of clean water and the constant movement of people into squalid and crowded camps. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
WITNESS/CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTR228GJ
December 04, 2008
Domitra Mbonigaba N'Bahunde, 53, who fears her sons are dead, stands in a refugee camp in Kiwanja, 70km...
Kiwanja, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
To match WITNESS/CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
Domitra Mbonigaba N'Bahunde, 53, who fears her sons are dead, stands in a refugee camp in Kiwanja, 70km (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo in this November 11, 2008 file photo. More than five million people have died, most from lack of access to food or basic health, during a decade of fighting and upheaval in Congo, according to aid agencies. This makes Congo's enduring conflict the deadliest since World War Two. To match WITNESS/CONGO-DEMOCRATIC REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
WITNESS/CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTR228FX
December 04, 2008
A woman displaced by war prays during a Sunday service in an outdoor church at the Don Bosco center in...
Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
To match WITNESS/CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
A woman displaced by war prays during a Sunday service in an outdoor church at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern Congo in this November 23, 2008 file photo. More than five million people have died, most from lack of access to food or basic health, during a decade of fighting and upheaval in Congo, according to aid agencies. This makes Congo's enduring conflict the deadliest since World War Two. To match WITNESS/CONGO-DEMOCRATIC REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/RIGHTS
RTXAXDO
November 24, 2008
A woman displaced by fighting waits in line for aid to be distributed at the village of Ntamugenga in...
NTAMUGENGA, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A woman displaced by fighting waits in line for aid to be distributed in eastern Congo
A woman displaced by fighting waits in line for aid to be distributed at the village of Ntamugenga in eastern Congo, November 24, 2008. Civilians on both sides of the front lines in eastern Congo are being killed, raped and abducted by both Tutsi rebels and government troops despite a lull in fighting, human rights campaigners said on Monday. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/
RTXAK4P
November 13, 2008
A mother breastfeeds her two malnourished infants at a catholic mission feeding center in rebel-held...
Rutshuru, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A mother breastfeeds her two malnourished infants in eastern Congo
A mother breastfeeds her two malnourished infants at a catholic mission feeding center in rebel-held Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. Malnutrition rates in Rutshuru, which has seen weeks of fighting between government soldiers and dissident Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda's rebels, are almost double emergency thresholds and aid workers are battling insecurity to deliver rations. The latest wave of fighting has worsened a humanitarian disaster that began in the 1990s. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXALDR
November 14, 2008
A woman leans on a family member in a crowd gathered to receive food aid in Rutshuru, 70 km (50 miles)...
Rutshuru, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A woman leans on a family member in a crowd gathered to receive food aid in Rutshuru
A woman leans on a family member in a crowd gathered to receive food aid in Rutshuru, 70 km (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 14, 2008. Aid workers began feeding tens of thousands of civilians in rebel-held areas of eastern Congo on Friday for the first time in weeks after a U.N. food convoy crossed the front lines. Fighting between the army and Tutsi rebels led by General Laurent Nkunda has forced some 250,000 people from their homes in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province since late August, resulting in what the U.N. has called a humanitarian catastrophe and fears of a broader war. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/FIGHTING
RTX4OSU
December 13, 2007
A woman whose face was cut with a machete undergoes treatment in Minova hospital, 50km (30 miles) west...
Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Woman undergoes treatment in Minova hospital west of provincial capital Goma
A woman whose face was cut with a machete undergoes treatment in Minova hospital, 50km (30 miles) west of the provincial capital Goma, December 11, 2007. Hundreds of civilians and scores of wounded soldiers fled fighting in eastern Congo on Tuesday after rebels loyal to renegade Tutsi General Laurent Nkunda launched pre-dawn raids on army positions. Picture taken December 11, 2007. REUTERS/James Akena (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO DEMOCRATIC
RTR1JO31
November 24, 2006
Polio sufferer Marie Diekese, 20, has her hair braided by other girls afflicted by the disease inside...
Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Polio sufferer Marie Diekese, 20, has her hair braided by other girls afflicted by the disease inside...
Polio sufferer Marie Diekese, 20, has her hair braided by other girls afflicted by the disease inside the International Polio Victim Response Committee (IPVRC) compound in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa November 24, 2006. Results from historic elections in Congo were announced last week as the country tries to end years of conflict that has left the country destitute with a broken health care system. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO DEMOCRATIC
RTR1J8VH
November 11, 2006
A soldier loyal to Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba sits during a gunbattle near his office in the capital...
Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A soldier loyal to Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba sit during a gunbattle near his office in capital...
A soldier loyal to Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba sits during a gunbattle near his office in the capital Kinshasa November 11, 2006. Heavy gunfire and blasts rang out in Congo's capital in new clashes between the forces of contenders in historic elections meant to end a decade of war, and the government has threatened to send in the army. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
THAILAND-PAKISTAN/
RTR2NCJQ
June 06, 2011
A Pakistani refugee, a member of the Ahmadiyya, an Islamic minority sect, cries as she leaves a detention...
Bangkok, Thailand
A Pakistani refugee, a member of the Ahmadiyya, an Islamic minority sect, cries as she leaves a detention...
A Pakistani refugee, a member of the Ahmadiyya, an Islamic minority sect, cries as she leaves a detention centre with her family on a bus in Bangkok June 6, 2011. A group of 94 refugees and two asylum seekers from Pakistan, all members of the Ahmadiyya, were released on bail on Monday from detention in Bangkok as they await the results of resettlement applications, mainly to the U.S. Most of them have been held for more than six months in overcrowded immigration detention centres in Bangkok. Some Muslims deem the Ahmadi heretical and the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan is often targeted in attacks by Islamic extremists. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS RELIGION)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2LO4G
April 27, 2011
A young Hindu devotee covers her face as she is photographed after arriving at the Shri Hinglaj Mata...
BALOCHISTAN, Pakistan
A young Hindu devotee covers her face as she is photographed after arriving at the Shri Hinglaj Mata...
A young Hindu devotee covers her face as she is photographed after arriving at the Shri Hinglaj Mata Temple during an annual pilgrimage in Pakistan's Balochistan province April 25, 2011. Thousands from Pakistan and India take part in the annual four-day pilgrimage to the temple, which is a revered site for Hindus. Picture taken April 25, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN-ASSASSINATION
RTR2JCIT
March 02, 2011
Relatives of slain Pakistani Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti mourn at his family residence in...
Islamabad, Pakistan
Relatives of slain Pakistani Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti mourn at his family residence in...
Relatives of slain Pakistani Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti mourn at his family residence in the village of Khushpur, located in Punjab province, March 2, 2011. Bhatti, Pakistan's only Christian government minister, was shot dead on Wednesday by gunmen, making him the second senior official to be killed this year for challenging a blasphemy law that mandates the death penalty for insulting Islam. REUTERS/Fayyaz Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS RELIGION)
KASHMIR/
RTR2J4OH
February 26, 2011
A Kashmiri woman Ishrat Ghani cries while narrating the story of her mother's death during a day-long...
Srinagar, India
A Kashmiri woman cries while narrating the story of her mother's death during a token hunger strike organised...
A Kashmiri woman Ishrat Ghani cries while narrating the story of her mother's death during a day-long token hunger strike organised by the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in Srinagar February 26, 2011. JKLF, a separatist party fighting for the complete independence of Kashmir both from India and Pakistan, organised a day-long hunger strike on Saturday in Srinagar to highlight what JKLF said are the continuous human rights violations by the Indian security forces on Kashmiri people. According to Ghani, her mother was allegedly killed by Indian security forces. A token hunger strike is an act of protest in which people abstain from food for an explicitly limited duration of time and usually with no threat of death. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN/
RTXUKY3
November 13, 2010
The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi pose with an image of their mother while standing...
Sheikhupura, Pakistan
The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi pose with an image of their mother while standing...
The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi pose with an image of their mother while standing outside their residence in Sheikhupura located in Pakistan's Punjab Province November 13, 2010. Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of four, has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, the first such conviction of a woman, Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported. Bibi, 45, was handed down the death sentence by a court in Nankana district in central Punjab on Monday, the newspaper reported. Standing left to right is Esha, 12, Sidra, 18 and Eshum, 10. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY RELIGION)
PAKISTAN-FLOODS/
RTXT54U
October 07, 2010
Dadli, who has been displaced by floods, washes clothes while taking refuge in a flood relief camp at...
Dadu, Pakistan
A woman who has been displaced by floods washes clothes while taking refuge in a flood relief camp at...
Dadli, who has been displaced by floods, washes clothes while taking refuge in a flood relief camp at Kakar village, some 26 km (16 miles) from Dadu in Pakistan's Sindh province, October 7, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2HZI0
September 06, 2010
Flood victims and relatives of five-day-old Akash grieve over his body before the funeral in Pakistan's...
MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan
Flood victims and relatives of five-day-old Akash grieve over his body before the funeral in Pakistan's...
Flood victims and relatives of five-day-old Akash grieve over his body before the funeral in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province September 6, 2010. The baby died five days after he was born in a flooded village due to lack of medical support, family members said. Some 20 millions of Pakistani people are affected by floods that has destroyed cropland and livestock , causing damage the government has estimated at $43 billion, or almost one quarter of the South Asian nation's 2009 GDP. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN-FLOODS/
RTR2HPXG
August 30, 2010
Flood victims carry water pots to fill at a hand pump while taking refuge at high ground in Thatta some...
Thatta, Pakistan
Flood victims carry water pots to fill at a hand pump while taking refuge at high ground in Thatta
Flood victims carry water pots to fill at a hand pump while taking refuge at high ground in Thatta some 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Karachi in Pakistan's Sindh province August 30, 2010. Flood-stricken Pakistan urgently needs more international aid to combat potential instability and extremism, U.S. Senator John Kerry said, as hunger and disease threaten millions of victims. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
PAKISTAN-SWAT/SECURITY
RTR2BXWR
March 22, 2010
A woman is comforted by her mother while waiting for a medical check-up at a hospital in Swat region,...
SWAT, Pakistan
A woman is comforted by her mother while waiting for a medical check-up at a hospital in Swat region
A woman is comforted by her mother while waiting for a medical check-up at a hospital in Swat region, located in Pakistan's restive North Western Frontier Province March 21, 2010. Authorities say security has improved since a military offensive nearly a year ago cleared out militants from Swat. But police remain vulnerable to suicide attacks and residents fear the Taliban will return if the military leaves. Picture taken March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (CIVIL UNREST POLITICS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN/
RTXPLI5
October 13, 2009
A woman carries a child as she walks past police involved in a firefight with gang members on the streets...
Karachi, Pakistan
A woman carries a child as she walks past police involved in a firefight with gang members on the streets...
A woman carries a child as she walks past police involved in a firefight with gang members on the streets of Karachi's Dalmia area October 13, 2009. Police raided the area after reports that criminals and gangsters were busy looting shops in the shanty neighborhood in Karachi, a Reuters journalist at the scene said. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN POLITICS CONFLICT CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN/
RTR26NTF
August 13, 2009
School children with multicoloured scarves sit while singing Pakistan's national anthem during a rehearsal...
Karachi, Pakistan
School children with multicoloured scarves sit while singing Pakistan's national anthem during rehearsal...
School children with multicoloured scarves sit while singing Pakistan's national anthem during a rehearsal at the mausoleum of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, in Karachi August 13, 2009, ahead of Independence Day. Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on Friday. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN POLITICS EDUCATION)
PAKISTAN/
RTR26LMJ
August 11, 2009
An internally displaced girl peers from behind her mother as they sit at a bus terminal in Karachi, while...
Karachi, Pakistan
Internally displaced girl gaze behind her mother as they sit at a bus terminal in Karachi, while waiting...
An internally displaced girl peers from behind her mother as they sit at a bus terminal in Karachi, while waiting to return to their home in the Swat Valley region August 11, 2009. About 1,000 internally displaced people, who fled a military offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley region a few months earlier, departed for their villages from the southern seaport of Karachi on Tuesday, a government official overlooking the repatriation process said. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN CONFLICT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E58L01XV01
BANGLADESH-ACID/
RTXFVJQ
May 11, 2009
A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka May 12, 2009. The Acid Survivors...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka
A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka May 12, 2009. The Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) of Bangladesh, which provides help and support to victims of acid violence, hosted an international conference on Tuesday to mark its 10th anniversary. About 600 acid victims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Cambodia, Uganda and Nepal participated in the conference. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOMALIA-CONFLICT/
RTR27YD7
September 17, 2009
A Somali woman sits at a food distribution point on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, September...
Mogadishu, Somalia
A Somali woman sits at a food distribution point on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu
A Somali woman sits at a food distribution point on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, September 17, 2009. Somali insurgents detonated two suicide car bombs at an African Union (AU) peacekeeping base in Mogadishu on Thursday in what the rebels said was revenge for this week's U.S. killing of a top al Qaeda suspect. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta (SOMALIA CONFLICT POLITICS)
SOMALIA
RTR2KOZJ
April 01, 2011
A woman holds her malnourished child at Banaadir Hospital in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, April 1,...
Mogadishu, Somalia
A woman holds her malnourished child at Banaadir Hospital in the Somali capital of Mogadishu
A woman holds her malnourished child at Banaadir Hospital in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
SOMALIA-
RTXQ3DO
October 28, 2009
Mogadishu residents carry a woman wounded in fighting between African Union peacekeepers and Islamist...
Mogadishu, Somalia
Mogadishu residents carry a woman wounded in fighting between African Union peacekeepers and Islamist...
Mogadishu residents carry a woman wounded in fighting between African Union peacekeepers and Islamist forces in the Somali capital, October 28, 2009. Fighting in Somalia has killed 19,000 civilians since the start of 2007 and driven 1.5 million from their homes, creating one of the world's worst humanitarian emergencies.
REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA CONFLICT POLITICS)
SOMALIA
RTR2BPF3
March 16, 2010
Displaced Somali women jostle for food aid at a relief distribution centre in southern Mogadishu, March...
Mogadishu, Somalia
Displaced Somali women jostle for food aid at a relief distribution centre in southern Mogadishu
Displaced Somali women jostle for food aid at a relief distribution centre in southern Mogadishu, March 16, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOMALIA-VIOLENCE
RTR24FRK
June 08, 2009
Somali refugee Sahro Asad Hassan, 19, holds her newborn infant Anzal Mohammed in the maternity ward in...
Dadaab, Kenya
A Somali refugee holds her newborn infant in a maternity ward at Dagahaley camp in Dadaab in Kenya's...
Somali refugee Sahro Asad Hassan, 19, holds her newborn infant Anzal Mohammed in the maternity ward in a health clinic at Dagahaley camp in Dadaab in Kenya's northeastern province, June 8, 2009. Weeks of intense fighting in Somalia has driven tens of thousands of people from their homes, swelling camps on the Kenyan border that are already the largest and oldest in the world, sheltering more than 270,000 Somali refugees. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (KENYA CONFLICT SOCIETY HEALTH)
KENYA-SOMALIA/
RTR2481U
June 03, 2009
A Somali refugee boy waits with his mother to be registered by the United Nations High Commission of...
Dadaab, Kenya
Somali refugee waits to be registered by the UNHCR in northeastern Kenya
A Somali refugee boy waits with his mother to be registered by the United Nations High Commission of Refugees at Dagahaley camp in Dadaab in Kenya's northeastern province, June 3, 2009. Weeks of intense fighting in Somalia has driven tens of thousands of people fom their homes, swelling camps on the Kenyan border that are already the largest and oldest in the world, sheltering more than 270,000 Somali refugees. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (KENYA CONFLICT SOCIETY)
KENYA
RTR1KZMO
January 08, 2007
Somali refugees run from the dust at Ifo camp near Dadaab, about 80km (50 miles) from Liboi on the border...
Dadaab, Kenya
Somali refugees run from the dust at Ifo camp near Dadaab
Somali refugees run from the dust at Ifo camp near Dadaab, about 80km (50 miles) from Liboi on the border with Somalia in north-eastern Kenya, January 8, 2007. Aid agencies are operating three large refugee camps in Dadaab where about 160,000 Somali refugees are held and said they could provide more staff to help Kenya with any new influx. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (KENYA) Also see image: GF2DWKUQLYAA
SOMALIA
RTR2IMLL
February 15, 2011
Somali women learn sewing techniques at a local NGO centre in Mogadishu February 15, 2011. The women...
Mogadishu, Somalia
Somali women learn sewing techniques at a local NGO centre in Mogadishu
Somali women learn sewing techniques at a local NGO centre in Mogadishu February 15, 2011. The women hope to find employment with their skills and support their families, according to the staff. REUTERS/Omar Faruk (SOMALIA - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
SOMALIA/
RTXX5IL
January 27, 2011
Internally displaced women receive cooked relief meals in southern Mogadishu January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal...
Mogadishu, Somalia
Internally displaced women receive cooked relief meals in southern Mogadishu
Internally displaced women receive cooked relief meals in southern Mogadishu January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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