Afghanistan has a rich and diverse culture of music and arts. Here is a photo journey through the country.
An Afghan youth playing the violin at Afghanistan's National Institute for Music in Kabul.
Afghan music student Salahdeen (7) rehearses with a guitar.
Afghan rapper band 143 performs to mark Human Rights week at the French Culture Centre in Kabul.
Afghan rapper Ramika Khabiri performs during The Sound Culture Festival at the French Culture Centre in Kabul.
Afghan music student Mushgan plays a traditional musical instrument at Afghanistan's National Institute for music in Kabul.
Afghanistan's first famale rap musician practicing with Afghan pop musician Farid Rastagar at a recording studio in Kabul.
Afghan singer Fardin Fakhir performs during the Rumi Music Awards show in Bagh-e-Babur in Kabul.
Afghan traditional music performers in Kabul.
Huma Rahimy student of Afhanistan National Institute of Music sitar and Ensemble, performs in the Dean Aceson Auditorium.
A folk singer from Herat plays a stringed instrument.
Afghan guitarist Masoud Hassanzada perform in a cafe in Kabul.
Afghan music student chat and practice the guitar at Kabul School of Rock in Kabul.
Young Afghan rapers perform during Peace Concert in Babur Gardan in Kabul.
Afghan woman singer Farida Tarana singing at a studio in Kabul.
An Afghan youth plays the keyboards as a friend listens at the an art school in Kabul.
Afghan singer Farhad Darya a United Nations goodwill ambassador, performs during a concert for Afghan girls and women at Amani High School in Kabul.
Young Afghan musician performs during a stage performance at French Culture Center in Kabul.
Afghan music student plays the sitar in Herat.
Afghan female singer Aryana Sayeed listens to a contestant from 'The Voice of Afghanistan' television show at Qargha lake on the outskirts of Kabul.