[Kabul, November 22. Image via Getty]

Afghan children chat as they sell eggs in Kabul on November 22, 2009. Eight years after the US-led overthrow of the Taliban, children in Afghanistan are suffering disastrous levels of abuse, deprivation and mortality, officials said. At a news conference marking the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, officials said that children's rights were being neglected despite vast flows of Western aid into the country. AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)