Photo Gallery: Rash of Suicides Plagues Afghanistan 07/25/2013
  When Western forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and ended Taliban rule,...
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When Western forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and ended Taliban rule, conditions started improving for Afghan women. For example, girls could go to school again, and women and men became equals in the eyes of the law. But now there are more and more indications that such progress might be reversed, especially after Western soldiers start withdrawing from the country.