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Brick by brick, workers put in long hours at Afghanistan factory for $12 a day

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Khan Mohammad works at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 18. Men generally work there 14 hours a day, six days a week. A man usually makes 12 dollars a day.

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Jan Agha makes eight dollars a day working at the factory.

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An Afghan boy helps his father at the brick factory.

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Shah Wali, left, and Gul Khan load bricks on a donkey at the brick factory.

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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.