What will happen to Afghan women?
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Afghan women are being turned away from their jobs. Women judges, including some who have prosecuted members of ISIS and the Taliban for various crimes, are facing death threats. Organizations in the U.S., Europe, and other places are working feverishly to evacuate Afghan women. (Pictured above, Singer Aryana Saeed gets her hair tended to by her personal make-up artist as her fiance Hasib Sayed takes pictures for her social media accounts before recording an episode of “Afghan Star,” a talent quest TV show, in February. Saeed and Sayed fled Afghanistan on August 17. Below, friends in Daykundi visit a local dam on March 19, the day before Nowruz, a spring festival that marks the new year.)