An Afghan child writes on a blackboard at a school built by German troops in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Mazar-e-Sharif. The number of students enrolled in Afghan schools has skyrocketed since the fall of the Taliban at the end of 2001.
Credit Ahmad Massoud / Xinhua/Landov
Afghan children attend class in a tent in Bamiyan province, west of Kabul, on June 3. A shortage of buildings is just one of a host of problems the Afghan educational system faces.
Credit Zhao Yishen / Xinhua/Landov
Afghan girls take classes at a refugee school in Afghanistan's Parwan province, on April 3. Under the Taliban, girls were forbidden from receiving an education. Now they account for 40 percent of the country's student enrollment.
A woman drives a car in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Saudi Arabia is the only country where women are barred from driving, but activists have launched a renewed protest and are urging women to drive on Saturday.