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For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone.

Since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N.’s refugee agency, but many remain displaced.

Muhammed Muheisen, a photographer with The Associated Press, took these portraits of Afghan refugee children in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan's capital city.