National Geographic : 2008 Feb
Teaching the young has paid off in Hazarasociety, where literacy is above the national average. Boys-like these fifth gradersat an all-boys school in Bamian-stillfill the majority of classrooms. But at least 40 percent of the Hazarastudents taking college entrance exams are now women. The Taliban saw Hazaras as infidels, animals, other. They didn't look the way Afghans should look, and they didn't worship the way Muslims should worship.