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War victims

Thousands of Afghans have fled their homes amid a fierce Taliban offensive in the country's north. Many of those displaced have escaped to the northern province of Balkh, where they face a life of misery and squalor in makeshift refugee camps and shelters. These women are war victims - the one with the scar was injured during the taliban attack, her husband has died, the house they lived in was bombed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Afghanistan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © vaiva Bezhan