Afghan pop singer Arash Barez (L) signs a notebook for his fan after his concert at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in the Kabul-Dubai wedding hall in Kabul March 8, 2014. Despite decades... more 
Afghan pop singer Arash Barez (L) signs a notebook for his fan after his concert at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in the Kabul-Dubai wedding hall in Kabul March 8, 2014. Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan, and several recent militant attacks, the country's capital Kabul is home to a vibrant youth scene of musicians, artists, athletes and activists. Shopping malls and cafes stand in the city, which is nonetheless beset by infrastructure problems and instability. Afghanistan is preparing for an election on April 5 that should mark the first democratic transfer of power in the country's history, but it has been hit by a tide of violence as the Islamist Taliban movement has ordered its fighters to disrupt the vote and threatened to kill anyone who participates. Picture taken March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 07 OF 48 FOR PACKAGE "THE MODERN FACE OF KABUL" TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH "KABUL NIKOUBAZL" less 
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