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An Afghan child sells potatoes on a street corner in Mazar-i-Sharif,... News PhotoAfghanistan,Balkh,Child,City,Corner,Horizontal,Human Interest,Onion,Selling,Street,VegetablePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn Afghan child sells potatoes on a street corner in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of Balkh province, on February 2, 2013. Once known as the 'mother of cities,' the ancient city of Balkh was a popular destination along the ancient Silk Route. Balkh was destroyed by Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan during his rule, with the city's ruins remaining as a tourist attraction today. AFP PHOTO/ Qais Usyan (Photo credit should read QAIS USYAN/AFP/Getty Images)