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This stadium in Herat may not feature a capacity crowd, but its significance should not be underestimated. Until 2001, women in Afghanistan were consigned to the shadows, covered up and in many cases put down. The ruling Taliban did not let them play sports and they were not even encouraged to be spectators. These two women are watching a Taekwon-Do match between all-female teams. It's a sport that has grown in popularity in this war-torn country, helped by Rohullah Nikpai, who won Afghanistan's first ever Olympic medal in 2008 and repeated his success in 2012. slideshow
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