[Kaihan Valley, Afghanistan; July 31. Image via Getty]

An elderly Afghan woman attends a campaign event for the August presidential elections at a rally launched for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, one of 41 presidential candidates, in Kaihan valley in central Afghanistan on July 31, 2009. Karzai is due to visit the valley on August 1. Afghans go to the polls on August 20 to elect a president for the second time in the history of their turbulent country. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)