Swine flu alert in Afghanistan

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Young Afghans wear face masks as they walk in the main market in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan government has ordered the closure of all educational institutions for a period of three weeks due to the sudden rise of H1N1 flu cases and after the first death from the virus last week. (Getty Images)
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Young Afghans hand out face masks as they walk in the main market in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
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A woman tries to cover her mouth while walking in the main market in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
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Young Afghans wear face masks as they go about their business in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
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An Afghan officer wears a face mask while walking in the main market in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
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An Afghan boy wears a face mask in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan government has ordered the closure of all educational institutions for a period of three weeks due to the sudden rise of H1N1 flu cases. (Getty Images)
Tue 03 Nov 2009 11:07 AM GST