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Afghan refugees wait to return home from Pakistan

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An Afghan girl sits with her mother at The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) registration center on the outskirts of Peshawar on June 19.

Afghan refugees wait at a United Nations registration center on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan as they prepare to return to their home country after fleeing civil war and Taliban rule.

About 20 percent of the population of Afghanistan are refugees. Of those abroad, there are 1.7 million Afghans in Pakistan and a million in Iran.

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Afghan refugees sit in front of trucks at the UNHCR registration center on the outskirts of Peshawar on June 19, as they prepare to return to their home country after fleeing civil war and Taliban rule.

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