The Poison Pen

[Charikar, Afghanistan; May 11. Image via Getty]

An Afghan schoolgirl lies in hospital after being admitted with symptons of poisoning in Charikar, some 50 kms north of Kabul on May 11, 2009. More than 60 Afghan schoolgirls were admitted to hospital with symptoms of poisoning, apparently from gas, in the second incident in the same town in two weeks, officials said. Concerned relatives crowded the hospital in the town of Charikar, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Kabul, after the apparent mass poisoning at the Hora-i-Jalali Girls' High School. AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)