An Afghan widow named Gulshan holds her youngest daughter, Shubillah, near 5-year-old Najiba in April 2015. Gulshan has struggled to feed her six children ever since her husband was killed, according to photographer Paula Bronstein, who has been documenting everyday life in Afghanistan.
A family feeds pigeons at the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, in November 2009.
Naiz Bibi, blind in one eye, lost seven members of her family in an airstrike, including her husband, daughter and two sons. She is photographed here in April 2015.
Women wait in line to be treated at a health clinic in Kalakan, Afghanistan, in February 2003.
The casket of Farkhunda Malikzada is carried by relatives, friends and women's rights activists in March 2015. Malikzada was killed by a mob in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, after being falsely accused of desecrating a Quran.
Mahbooba, 7, stands against a bullet-ridden wall waiting to be seen at a health clinic in 2002. She was suffering from a skin disease called leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by sand fleas.
Nazgul, 35, wears a headscarf at a hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, in November 2006. She tried to commit suicide by dousing herself with cooking oil.
Afghan girls raise their hands during English class at the Bibi Mahroo high school in Kabul in November 2006. The overcrowded school was made up of UNICEF-supplied tents.
Zahara, 24, is held by her fiance, Gulam Ali, as they leave for a wedding ceremony in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in October 2010.
Gulparai, 11, sits next to her brother and mother as they use heroin in August 2007.
Burqa-clad women wait to vote after ballot papers ran out at a polling station in Kabul in April 2014.
Bibi Aisha cries in April 2015 as she holds a photo of her 22-year-old son, Yousef, who was kidnapped. After many weeks with no answer, she worried he would be killed.
Children skateboard around a middle-class neighborhood in Kabul in January 2009.
A girl looks through the frosted window of a restaurant hoping to get leftovers in January 2002.
A mother and her two children look out from their cave dwelling in November 2003. Many families took refuge inside caves as they fled the Taliban.
Bibi Adela, 15, is treated at a Red Cross facility in Kabul in November 2009. She lost her leg after a rocket attack that killed her sister and mother.
A girl stands on a cemetery hill after attending a funeral in Kabul in October 2009.