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Afghan refugee girls learn the Quran

Girls at an Afghan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan study at a madrassa where they learn the Quran on July 11, 2018. For many Pakistani and Afghan families, madrassas are the only option to educate their girls. Religious schools provide Koranic teachings to approximately 3.5 million children and teens.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Copyright: © Sara Hylton