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Burqa-clad Afghan women and labourers with wheelbarrows walk down a... News PhotoAdult,Afghanistan,Burka,City,Conflict,Horizontal,Kabul,Religious Dress,Street,Walking,Wheelbarrow,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPBurqa-clad Afghan women and labourers with wheelbarrows walk down a lane in Kabul on February 19, 2013. Insurgent attacks on Afghan government employees soared by 700 percent last year even as the overall 2012 civilian death toll from the war fell for the first time in six years, the UN said on February 19. Targeted killings of women in government service by Taliban-led insurgents were 'particularly disturbing', the UN mission in Afghanistan said in its annual report on civilian casualties. AFP PHOTO/ SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)