Afghan children fly kites for peace

To mark the International Day of Peace, some 100 Afghan children flew kites decorated with doves and olive branches in Kabul.

Today’s event, on Nader Khan hill, was one of many around the country in the final days of a two-month campaign launched by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the global campaign group Peace One Day. Kite flying was banned under the brutal Taliban regime which was ousted in 2001.