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    21 Powerful Portraits Of Afghan Refugee Children

    Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen has captured candid photos of Afghan refugee children playing in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

    1. laiba Hazrat, age 6.

    2. Awal Gul, age 12.

    For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world's largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and the fighting their country has undergone.

    3. Nazmina Bibi, age 7.

    4. Ibraheem Rahees, age 8.

    5. Naseebah Zarghoul, age 6.

    6. Hazrat Babir, age 7.

    Since the 2002 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N.'s refugee agency.

    7. Gul Bibi Shamra, age 3.

    8. Akhtar Babrek, age 13.

    9. Zarlakhta Nawab, age 6.

    10. Abdulrahman Bahadir, age 13.

    11. Robina Haseeb, age 5.

    12. Hayat Khan, age 8.

    13. Gullakhta Nawab, age 6.

    14. Waheed Wazir, age 6.

    15. Allam Ahmad, age 6.

    16. Madina Juma'a, age 4.

    17. Basmina, age 3.

    18. Shahzada Saleem, age 15, holds his nephew Satara, age two months.

    19. Khalzarin Zirgul, age 6, holds her cousin, Zaman, age three months.

    20. Safia Mourad, age 4.

    21. Noorkhan Zahir, age 6.