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Burqa-clad Afghan women gesture while at a market in Herat on July 4,... News PhotoAdult,Afghanistan,Burka,Domestic Life,Gesturing,Herat,Horizontal,Human Interest,Market,Religious Dress,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPBurqa-clad Afghan women gesture while at a market in Herat on July 4, 2013. Women's rights are a key focus of international efforts in Afghanistan, with foreign diplomats often pointing to more female school children and greater freedom for women as signs of progress. But donor nations have also raised fears that such advances are at risk as 100,000 NATO troops withdraw next year and Islamist groups lobby for more influence. AFP PHOTO/ Aref Karimi (Photo credit should read Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)