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Location of the Sarpoza prison in Kandahar.

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Afghanistan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand guard close to the perimeter wall of the Kandahar prison on April 25, 2011.

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An Afghan policman stands guard at the entrance of the Political Prisoner's section from which Taliban fighters escaped in an audacious jailbreak from Kandahar prison in southern Kandahar city on April 25, 2011.

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A prisoner leans against the entrance to the wing where political prisoners are kept at Sarposa prison in Kandhar city, in this 2009 file photo.

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An Afghan police officer takes a look at the entrance to an escape tunnel at the main prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan Monday, April 25, 2011. Taliban insurgents dug a more than 320-metre tunnel underground and into the main jail in Kandahar city and whisked out more than 450 prisoners, most of whom were Taliban fighters, officials and the insurgents said Monday.

Allauddin Khan/AP

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Inside the national-security wing of the Sarpoza prison, on the west side of Kandahar city. This wing contains 162 prisoners, most accused of involvement with the Taliban. Convicted murders and kidnappers also share these cells. Canadian officials say they're trying to improve conditions at the prison, which is little better than medieval.

Graeme Smith for The Globe and Mail

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Inside the national-security wing of the Sarpoza prison, on the west side of Kandahar city. This wing contains 162 prisoners, most accused of involvement with the Taliban. Convicted murders and kidnappers also share these cells. Canadian officials say they're trying to improve conditions at the prison, which is little better than medieval.

Graeme Smith for The Globe and Mail

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Inside the national-security wing of the Sarpoza prison, on the west side of Kandahar city. This wing contains 162 prisoners, most accused of involvement with the Taliban. Convicted murders and kidnappers also share these cells. Canadian officials say they're trying to improve conditions at the prison, which is little better than medieval. Pictured here, the row of cold-water taps that serve as showers and hand-washing facilities - although the water often doesn't flow.

Graeme Smith for The Globe and Mail

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A US army soldier stands guard at the gate of a house which Taliban fighters used for the exit point of an escape tunnel for an audacious jailbreak from Kandahar prison in southern Kandahar city on April 25, 2011.

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Satellite image showing either end of the escape tunnel that is estimated to be 360 metres long. The bottom circle shows the location of the gate of the house Taliban fighters used for the exit point of the tunnel. The top circle shows where the tunnel emerged in the west side of the prison in the political prisoners' wing.

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