Afghan women are usually deferential to their fathers, brothers, or husbands in public.When uncertain as to how to greet an Afghan, wait until the other person extends his or her hand before making the same gesture.
The winning UNICEF photo (Courtesy Photo) Most girls dream about about falling in love, getting married in a beautiful dress, and having a family.
Male friends often kiss twice when they meet, or walk down the road hand in hand or arm in arm.
This is customary and a sign of friendship, not homosexuality.
So heavy, she says, that she tried to escape -- by taking her own life.
She survived the attempt, and has been recovering at a local hospital.