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Umar Sirous Mojaddidi, son of the former mayor of Herat, weeps as he... News PhotoAfghanistan,Crying,Former,Herat,Horizontal,Human Interest,Kidnapping,Males,Mayor,SonPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2013 The Washington PostHERAT, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 9: Umar Sirous Mojaddidi, son of the former mayor of Herat, weeps as he recounts his ordeal with kidnappers on April 9, 2013 in Herat, Afghanistan. Umar Mojaddidi's father paid $200,000 to kidnappers for his freedom. Herat's relative success economically have caused hundreds of kidnappings, with families of businessmen paying large sums to ransom their relatives. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)