An Afghan boy in Kabul hides beneath his mother’s burqa, while his mother and other women were queuing for food aid distribution in an unmarked Catholic charity organization. In Afghanistan, women are free to choose whether not to wear the burqa (which was made compulsory under the Taliban), but many still wear the enveloping outfit, as anonymity provides a kind of security in the war-torn nation.

Kabul, Afghanistan, 2008

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