Women queue for entry into the main government hospital in Kandahar city, which serves the entire southern province as well as neighbouring Helmand and Uruzgan.
A baby boy is born by emergency C Section performed by two female doctors at Anabah Emergency Maternity Hospital in the Panjshir Valley. One of Afghanistan's few units devoted to maternal and neo-natal healthcare, most of the doctors, midwives and nurses are women from Afghanistan (many trained at the hospital over the course of its 15 year existence). The hospital is also a certified training facility for Afghan student doctors specialising in gynaecology and obstetrics.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a packed Shia mosque in the west of Kabul during packed Friday evening prayers on 20 October 2017. More than 30 civilians were killed.
Autumn sunset in the Panjshir Valley.