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A respite from the heat in Kabul

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An Afghan man relaxes on a tube at a public swimming pool in the city of Kabul on Aug. 14.

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An Afghan youth dives at a public swimming pool in the city of Kabul on August 14.

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More than ten years after the beginning of the war, Afghanistan faces external pressure to reform as well as ongoing internal conflicts.

 With all the disturbing images we see coming out of Afghanistan, it was a nice break this morning to see this slice of daily life from Kabul.