UNICEF - "The child has the right to be protected from work that endangers their health, their education or development" * An Afghan child carries a brick at a factory on the outskirts of the city in Herat, west of Kabul, Feb. 11, 2012. Thousands of Afghan children work to make money to support their families. (Hoshang Hashimi/Associated Press) #
An elderly Afghan man rides his bicycle as snow falls in Kabul, Feb. 20, 2012. Harsh winter weather has killed at least 40 children in Afghanistan in a month, two dozen of them in refugee camps in Kabul, and aid groups warn of more deaths as temperatures keep falling. Twenty-four children lost their lives in the camps on the outskirts of the capital which house thousands of Afghans fleeing war and Taliban intimidation in southern Afghanistan.
Photographer Bruce Chadwick describes this photo he took of a woman in Iraq: "She has survived through three wars, a ten year occupation, floods, famine and the loss of her ancestral home when the marshlands were drained by Saddam Hussein. The marshlands are slowly being re-flooded and with this, she told me hoped for the security and prosperity she remembered as a child."
An Afghan street barber sits on a plank in the snow as he trims the mustache of a customer in Kabul, Feb. 9, 2012. The National Weather Center meteorologist Abdul Qadir Qadir said temperatures in Kabul dipped as low as -16 Celsius (3 Fahrenheit), with the lowest temperature previously on record at -17C (1F), recorded about 15 years ago. The coldest temperature on record for Kabul was -26C (-14.8 F) and was recorded 40 years ago, he said.