For Majid, the problems were just beginning. “Not long after mom died, I started to have difficulties in breathing, coughing, as well as back and chest pain,” he remembers.
“The snow leopard is the most beautiful animal I have ever seen,” says Ayan Beg, a wildlife ranger in Wakhan National Park.
Malalai Noori, 19, lives in Paktia province in east Afghanistan, a conservative area where many families do not allow their girls to go to school.
Gul Pari, a 37-year old mother of five, arrived in Kabul eight years ago. Her circumstances were difficult.
The day Toryalai Jaffary, an Afghan father of two, handed US$ 14,000 to a money changer in the market, for a people smuggler to take him to Europe, his life changed forever.
Rukshana is a young woman who lives in Herat province, Afghanistan. When she was 12 years old, she was forced to marry a 50-year-old man.
Hasan Mahdi, 22, in his last year studying at the engineering faculty at the University of Kabul, has just learned some new scientific skills.

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