KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - FEBRUARY 2009: A woman wearing a burqa, with a young girl, sit in the middle of a muddy road in front of a bonfire. Over 3.5 million Afghan refugees have returned to Afghanistan from Iran and Pakistan following the fall of the Taliban in 2001, to find a country in ruins, with no work or housing for them. Afghanistan has become the key war zone for the new US administration. After years of focus on Iraq, the US government has realized how critical an issue Afghanistan really is. It is a country all too used to broken promises, used to death and used to fighting for its survival. Afghans have increasingly lost hope, and have lost faith in the promises made by the Western World. They now seem focussed on daily survival despite the hardships and social issues that they face on a constant basis.
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