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    Posted August 17, 2011 by
    Naeem1
    Location
    Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Travel photo of the day

    Afghan women in a cross road

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Naeem1 shot these pictures of Afghan women in traditional Muslim garb. For him, these photos represent the struggle between religious tradition and modernity faced by many Afghans. 'Religion controls every aspect of one's life under the banner of God and secularism frees one from fear and greed, the very theory found in all four major religions,' he said. 'Religion divides people under different names and affiliations and secularism breaks those walls by recognizing one value and that is humanity.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    Most often, Afghan women find themselves in a crossroad between secularism and conservatism.

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