January 4th, 2010
11:52 AM ET

Photo spotlight: Women in class

Women sit attentively during an English lesson in a school in Bamyan, Afghanistan. Despite numerous steps forward in education for Afghan women and girls, persistent violent attacks on schools by resurgent Taliban and other forces continue to force some schools to close. In recent years, though, more than 4,000 girls and women have enrolled in some kind of education programs, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. More Afghan children are in school today than at any other period in Afghanistan’s history. Photo courtesy Eric Kanalstein of the UNAMA

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