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An Afghan Cartoonist's World

Hozhaber Shinwary, an Afghan cartoonist, has braved communist prisons and threats from Islamist warlords for his provocative cartoons since the 1980s. Shinwary says the lines and drawings of his cartoons help him express what he sees and feels. His cartoons are often a stark reminder of the seemingly unending violence in Afghanistan.
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Shinwary's tribute to the French cartoonists killed in an attack on the offices of French satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris on January 7.
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Shinwary's tribute to the French cartoonists killed in an attack on the offices of French satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris on January 7.

A depiction of the Taliban massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar on December 16.
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A depiction of the Taliban massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar on December 16.

Taliban rule in Afghanistan in the 1990s.
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Taliban rule in Afghanistan in the 1990s.

Afghans paid a heavy price for the ascendency of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
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Afghans paid a heavy price for the ascendency of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

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