• AUGUST 11, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 11, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    A woman listens during an event to discuss the presidential candidates for the upcoming election.

  • AUGUST 12, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 12, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    A woman listens to presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai at an election rally.

  • AUGUST 19, 2009  PANJSHIR, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 19, 2009 PANJSHIR, AFGHANISTAN

    A man guides a donkey carrying election supplies to a rural polling station.

  • AUGUST 5, 2009  SAMANGAN, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 5, 2009 SAMANGAN, AFGHANISTAN

    A man eyes the barrel of a soldier's gun as he waits to hear Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speak.

  • AUGUST 9, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 9, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    A woman prays at a shelter. 60-80 per cent of marriages in Afghanistan are forced, 57 per cent of brides are under the age of 16, and 87 per cent of women complain of domestic violence. Afghan women suffer from the lowest literacy rate in the world, at 13.

  • AUGUST 14, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 14, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    A girl holds her headscarf in the wind on a hill.

  • AUGUST 13, 2009  MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 13, 2009 MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN

    Supporters race to keep up with Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's convoy as he arrives to give a campaign speech at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali.

  • AUGUST 12, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 12, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    Women leave a rally after listening to presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

  • AUGUST 17, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 17, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    Women shop for groceries at a market.

  • AUGUST 12, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 12, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    A man sells birds at a market.

  • AUGUST 4, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 4, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    Women listen to speakers at an event to encourage Afghani women to vote.

  • AUGUST 10, 2009  FARAH, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 10, 2009 FARAH, AFGHANISTAN

    A woman lies in hospital with her baby after giving birth.

  • AUGUST 14, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 14, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    Boys fly kites in a cemetery.

  • AUGUST 6, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    AUGUST 6, 2009 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    A woman and girl eat ice cream.

  • AUGUST 11, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 12, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 19, 2009  PANJSHIR, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 5, 2009  SAMANGAN, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 9, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 14, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 13, 2009  MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 12, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 17, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 12, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 4, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 10, 2009  FARAH, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 14, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • AUGUST 6, 2009  KABUL, AFGHANISTAN