In pictures: Afghanistan's star photographers

Overcoming war and repression, the nation's photojournalists are showing their world through an Afghan lens.

Afghan photojournalists are winning plaudits, praise and awards for their work to keep the world's focus on the people of their nation.

Massoud Hossaini won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 2012; Farzana Wahidy turns her lens on the challenges Afghan women face; Fardin Waezi is a United Nations photographer who began his career at age seven and Barat Ali Batoor is a self-taught photographer who grew up as an Afghan refugee in Quetta, Pakistan.

In this gallery, they each offer a glimpse through their viewfinder at the developing scene in Afghanistan.

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