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Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 4, 2002: An elderly Afghan man guides a young child on the uneven road in front of a bombed out building in Kabul, Afghanistan. The original 2002 caption for the photo read: “The very old and the very young have been some of the hardest hit in Afghanistan during more than 20 years of fighting here. U.S. military officials hope to reach out to those in need, by helping aid groups and the Afghan government rebuild the country.”

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