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In this photograph taken on March 2 an Afghan woman carries water at... News PhotoAdult,Afghanistan,Bamiyan,Carrying,City,Cliff,Horizontal,Human Interest,Lake,Photograph,Physical Geography,Snow,Water,Winter,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPIn this photograph taken on March 2, 2013, an Afghan woman carries water at the Band-e Amir lake on the outskirts of Bamiyan city. Bamiyan, some 200 kilometres (124 miles) northwest of Kabul, stands in a deep green and lush valley stretching 100 kilometres through central Afghanistan, on the former Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond. The town was home to two nearly 2,000-year-old Buddha statues before they were destroyed by the Taliban, months before their regime was toppled in a US-led invasion in late 2001. AFP PHOTO / Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)