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Shah Marai, the chief photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Kabul, has been killed in a bombing in the Afghan capital. Marai joined AFP as a driver in 1996, the year the Taliban seized power, and began taking pictures on the side, covering stories including the US invasion in 2001. In 2002 he became a full-time photo stringer, rising through the ranks to become chief photographer in the bureau. He leaves behind six children, including a newborn daughter. Here is a small selection of his work documenting his homeland.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 28, 2017 an Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Kabul. Agence France-Presse's chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, was killed April 30, AFP has confirmed, in a secondary explosion targeting a group of journalists who had rushed to the scene of a suicide blast in the Afghan capital. Marai joined AFP as a driver in 1996, the year the Taliban seized power, and began taking pictures on the side, covering stories including the US invasion in 2001. In 2002 he became a full-time photo stringer, rising through the ranks to become chief photographer in the bureau. He leaves behind six children, including a newborn daughter. / AFP PHOTO / Shah MARAISHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 5, 2014 Afghan villagers are pictured near the scene in the landslide-hit Aab Bareek village in Argo district of Badakhshan province. Agence France-Presse's chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, was killed April 30, AFP has confirmed, in a secondary explosion targeting a group of journalists who had rushed to the scene of a suicide blast in the Afghan capital. Marai joined AFP as a driver in 1996, the year the Taliban seized power, and began taking pictures on the side, covering stories including the US invasion in 2001. In 2002 he became a full-time photo stringer, rising through the ranks to become chief photographer in the bureau. He leaves behind six children, including a newborn daughter. / AFP PHOTO / Shah MARAISHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

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An Afghan father carries his daughter as rain clouds gather in Kabul April 19, 2015.

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An Afghan resident looks through a broken window at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul January 26, 2014.

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Afghan men hold chains as they wait to take part in ritual self-flagellation to celebrate the Muslim festival of Ashura, at a mosque in Kabul January 15, 2008.

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A wounded Afghan man receives assistance at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul.

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Afghan visitors enjoy a fairground ride at the Park Shahar or City Park in Kabul September 6, 2017.

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Afghan women exercise at the Setara Sahar Afghan Bodybuilding Gym in Herat on August 2, 2008. After years of being cloistered in their homes during Taliban times, Afghan women are begining to use private gyms and sports clubs.

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Canadian soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) fire their weapons during an exercise at the base of Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Kandahar Province on March 26, 2008.

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A Hazara Afghan woman walks past the ruins of the ancient Buddha statues that once stood in the city of Bamiyan August 1, 2010.

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