Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Afghanistan Misc: afghan__24_

Afghan War: Muslim women attend an Eid prayer service in the female section beside the main mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan December 16, 2001.  Since the fall of the  Taliban, and the subsequent loosening up of restrictions for women in Afghanistan, many women came out in public this year for the first time to pray at the mosque, rather than in their homes.
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Afghan War: Muslim women attend an Eid prayer service in the female section beside the main mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan December 16, 2001. Since the fall of the Taliban, and the subsequent loosening up of restrictions for women in Afghanistan, many women came out in public this year for the first time to pray at the mosque, rather than in their homes.