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The tough life for girls at school in Afghanistan

Girls in class in Afghanistan

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Going to school in the UK is something most guys take for granted.

But that isn't the case in Afghanistan - a country that has been at war for the last 30 years.

At one time, it was illegal for girls to go to school - it's changed now, but it's still really hard for them to attend classes.

Ricky explains why it's so hard for girls in Afghanistan to get an education.