An Afghan child smiles while waiting outside a school in Jalrez, Afghanistan to enter an Afghan Medical Personnel Skills Improvement Mission (AMPSIM) on Nov. 13, 2009. Over 60 percent of the 3,600 people that attended the two-day humanitarian assistance event organized by Coalition Forces were children. According to the CIA World Factbook, 44.5 percent of Afghanistan's population are under the age of 14 years old.

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