Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
AFGHAN TEACHER TAKES A BREAK AT GOWHAR KHATOON IN MAZAR-I-SHARIF.
An Afghan teacher takes a break inside an office at Gowhar Khatoon
school in Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan February 13,2002.
Education for women was banned during the rule of the Taliban. Teachers
have been complaining of lack of funds in the school as well as not
getting their salaries since classes resumed three months ago. More
than two decades of war have sent the country's education system into
shambles. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV