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Afghan Families Find Refuge in Man-Made Caves

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A Hazara Afghan family stands in front of their cave in the old city of Bamiyan, some124 miles northwest of Kabul on June 19. SHAH MARAI / AFP via Getty Images

A Hazara Afghan family looks on in front of their cave in the old city of Bamiyan, some 124 miles northwest of Kabul. Carved into dun-colored cliffs, hundreds of man-made caves situated next to empty niches that once sheltered giant Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban are home to Bamiyan's poverty-stricken who have nowhere else to go.

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A Hazara Afghan woman sits inside her cave in the old city of Bamiyan, some 124 miles northwest of Kabul on June 19. SHAH MARAI / AFP via Getty Images