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An Afghan woman walks at the Ali Shrine in the northern town of... News PhotoAdult,Afghanistan,Balkh,Horizontal,Human Interest,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Mazar-e-Sharif,North,Outdoors,People,Place of Worship,Town,Walking,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn Afghan woman (R) walks at the Ali Shrine in the northern town of Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh province on March 14, 2013. Once known as the 'mother of cities,' the ancient city of Balkh was a popular destination along the ancient Silk Route. Balkh was destroyed by Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan during his rule, with the city's ruins remaining as a tourist attraction today. AFP PHOTO/Farshad Usyan (Photo credit should read FARSHAD USYAN/AFP/Getty Images)