A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks past the war-damaged Darlaman palace on a cold winter morning in Kabul, in December 2006. Many Afghans struggle to provide adequate food and shelter for their families.
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An Afghan man walks with his flock of sheep along a snowy road in Kabul, in January 2006.
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Snow-covered houses are seen from a hill overlooking Kabul on Feb. 8.
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Afghan soldiers disembark from a helicopter at the site of an avalanche in Salang Passport in northern Afghanistan's Parwan Province on Feb. 10.
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Afghan women walk through a snow-covered cemetery in Kabul on Jan. 13, 2009. Though snowfall and cold weather make things more difficult for poor Afghans, people in Afghanistan were pleased by the snowfall as a good omen to end the prolonged drought in Afghanistan.
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Afghan refugees receive blankets during relief distribution in Herat on Feb. 18, 2008.
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Afghan men hold umbrellas on a snowy day in Kabul, on Dec. 2, 2002.
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Afghan youths make a snowman in a street of Kabul during a heavy snowfall, in February 2004.
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In this picture taken on Feb. 2, Afghan Nadjib Sirat and French adventurer Charles Hedrich ski on a mountain in the Paghman district of Kabul province.
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Relatives of victims search for survivors at the site of an avalanche in Salang Passport in northern Afghanistan's Parwan Province on Feb. 10.
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The American 114th Transportation Company, a Minnesota Army National Guard Company headquartered in Duluth, almost disappeared into clouds of wind blown dust on Nov. 20, 2009.