<p><br> An Afghan woman in a burka crosses a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2004. These traditional head-to-toe garments have been vilified in the West as symbols of oppression, but even in post-Taliban Afghanistan, many women choose to continue wearing them.</p>

Burka-Clad Woman


An Afghan woman in a burka crosses a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2004. These traditional head-to-toe garments have been vilified in the West as symbols of oppression, but even in post-Taliban Afghanistan, many women choose to continue wearing them.

Photograph by Yoray Liberman/Getty Images

Afghanistan Photos

See photos of Afghanistan, including Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

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