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Picture taken March 28, 2013 shows Afghan female prisoner Mariam at Badam Bagh, Afghanistan's central women's prison, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mariam left her husband and hoped her husband's cousin could help her and give shelter. Instead he raped her. Mariam shot him afterwards in the head and turned the gun on herself. She woke up in the hospital three days later and was brought from there to the prison. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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