A growing number of Afghan children are being coerced into a life of abuse as a result of the practice of wealthy or prominent Afghans exploiting underage boys as sexual partners. Read related story.
Shukur, right, smokes a cigarette before going to the dance floor during a wedding party. He was kidnapped in Kabul when he was 12 and taken to Kunduz province, where he joined a growing number of Afghan children being coerced into a life of sexual abuse. He escaped after five years and now works as a dancer. Barat Ali Batoor Buy Photo