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Afghan children search for plastic and metal items for recycling... News PhotoAfghanistan,Child,Economy,Finance,Garbage,Group Of Objects,Herat,Horizontal,Metal,Plastic,Recycling,SearchingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPAfghan children search for plastic and metal items for recycling amongst the garbage on the outskirts of Herat on December 13, 2012. Afghanistan has been the top recipient of US aid over the past ten years, with some USD 18.8 billion flowing from Washington to projects meant to stabilise the war-torn country and win 'hearts and minds' from a stubborn insurgency. AFP PHOTO/ Aref Karimi (Photo credit should read Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)