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In pictures: Remembering photographer Shah Marai

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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. Here we present a small selection of his work documenting his homeland.

image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionMarai regularly photographed the site of suicide bombings. Here, residents inspect one outside a voter registration centre on 22 April this year
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionAn Afghan man digs a grave for one of the victims of a suicide attack this year that killed nearly 60 people including children
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionTwo Afghan women weep for their relatives at a hospital following explosions at a cultural centre in Kabul in 2017
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionMarai also covered political events in the country. Here then Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US Senator John Kerry were pictured laughing during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul in 2009
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionTen years ago, Marai was at Camp Bastion in Helmand when then British PM Gordon Brown addressed British soldiers
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionIn 2009 Marai photographed a supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah caught in a beam of light as she made her way to a campaign event
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionMarai also documented daily life and some of the more positive events in the country. Here a child is given the polio vaccine during a countrywide immunisation campaign in 2010
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionAfter years of being cloistered in their homes during Taliban rule, in 2008 Afghan women were pictured by Marai as they attended a gym in Herat
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionAfghans on a fairground ride at the Park Shahar or City Park, in Kabul
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionThis picture by Marai from 2017 shows some of the thousands of films hidden from the Taliban in the mid-1990s that are now being digitised
image copyrightShai Marai / AFP
image captionAn Afghan man walks along a path under snow-laden trees in Kabul
image copyrightShah Maria / AFP
image captionIn the early 2000s, Afghanistan's roads and valleys were littered with the debris of war, mostly Soviet vehicles destroyed by Mujaheedin fighters during the 1979-1989 period of occupation. Here Marai photographed children playing on an abandoned Soviet tank in the Panjshir valley
image copyrightShah Marai / AFP
image captionThis girl was one of more than 6,000 refugees returning to Afghanistan from Iran in 2008

All photographs Shah Marai / AFP

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