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Mine sweeping in Afghanistan

Mine sweeping in Afghanistan
An Afghan deminer uses a metal detector working on top of the archaelogical site of Shahr-i-Zohak September 2 , 2009 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Afghan Technical Concultants (ATC) and the UN Mine Action center are working together to clear the ancient preserved ruins in the Bamiyan area.(Getty Images)
Mine sweeping in Afghanistan
The project started on May 5th and will finish on Oct 15. On Shahr-i-Gholghola, there are five teams of deminers with 10 people each working on the ruins that date back to the 11th century. (Getty Images)
Mine sweeping in Afghanistan
Various munitions are collected by deminers found on top the archaelogical site of Shahr-i-Gholghola September 2 , 2009 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
Mine sweeping in Afghanistan
Arnaud Marguier, a French UNESCO consultant measures an ancient wall on top of the archaelogical site of Shahr-i-Zohak September 2, 2009 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.(Getty Images)
Mine sweeping in Afghanistan
Aid workers say tourism is one of the greatest economic hopes for reviving this isolated and archaeologically stunning part of Afghanistan, a region that has seen little infrastructure development even though Bamiyan is one of the safest parts of the country. (Getty Images)
Mine sweeping in Afghanistan
An Afghan deminer takes a break working on top of the archaelogical site of Shahr-i-Zohak September 2 , 2009 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan of the safest parts of the country. (Getty Images)