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Two burqa-clad students whisper during the lesson at a school in a private residence in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday morning, April 20, 2009. Security concerns prompt the girls to wear burqas when outsiders visit. In hopes of increasing women's literacy, a joint Canadian International Development Agency and World Food Program initiative exchanges a monthly ration of food for each student's attendance in the class. Deteriorating security and a shortage of schools for girls have prompted hundreds of discreet schools to spring up in Kandahari homes.