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A photo gallery of Afghan women interviewed as part of the Globe's Behind the Veil multimedia series

Bibi Gul is a 50-year-old mother of eight who panhandles to feed her family -- she's one of the women from Kandahar interviewed for the Globe and Mail's six-part "Behind The Veil" series

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Rahina is back from Iran, a mother of two who vows to stay forever in Afghanistan -- she's one of the women from Kandahar interviewed for the Globe and Mail's six-part "Behind The Veil" series

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Shahzia is a 14-year-old student who hides the fact that she goes to class -- she's one of the women from Kandahar interviewed for the Globe and Mail's six-part "Behind The Veil" series

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Shukria has been sold into marriage twice and is struggling with insecurity and illiteracy -- she's one of the women from Kandahar interviewed for the Globe and Mail's six-part "Behind The Veil" series.

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Shukufa is a passionate civil servant in one of the city's most dangerous jobs -- she's one of the women from Kandahar interviewed for the Globe and Mail's six-part "Behind The Veil" series.

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Sitara is coping with the transition from student to wife/farmer/domestic servant -- she's one of the women from Kandahar interviewed for the Globe and Mail's six-part "Behind The Veil" series.

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Suhaila is a devoted government worker, wife and mother of five -- she's one of the women from Kandahar interviewed for the Globe and Mail's six-part "Behind The Veil" series.

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Homaira is a 40-year-old optimist and mother of five who lives for her children -- she's one of the women from Kandahar interviewed for the Globe and Mail's six-part "Behind The Veil" series

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Shafiqa is finding happiness as a shut-in after a relative is injured in the war -- she's one of the women from Kandahar interviewed for the Globe and Mail's six-part "Behind The Veil" series

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A woman in Kandahar wears a black chaderi covering, revealing only her eyes.

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