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In pictures: Ordinary Afghans struggle to survive
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Since the Soviet invasion in 1979 a steady decline has all but demolished Afghanistan's educational infrastructure. An estimated 80% of school buildings were damaged or destroyed in the war and Afghanistan has the lowest overall literacy rate in Asia.

Since the fall of the Taleban in 2001, a number of home-based schools have started up, like this one in a village near Jalalabad. "We still lack everything," said one village teacher. "We need more school buildings, books and pens."

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