Shah Marai, AFP chief photographer in Afghanistan, was killed on April 30 on assignment covering a suicide bomb in the capital Kabul. Below is a brief selection of his work taken during his time at the bureau.

Afghan commandos walk down a road near the Kabul police headquarters building after a clash between Afghanistan forces and Taliban fighters in Kabul, January 21 2013

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani jump to cross a ditch as they leave after a gathering on the outskirts of Kunduz province, north of Kabul, March 19 2014

Security forces from the Northern Alliance group entering Kabul, during the fall of the Taliban regime, November 13 2001

Afghan men hold chains as they wait to take part in ritual self-flagellation to celebrate the Muslim festival of Ashura, at a mosque in Kabul, January 15 2008

Soldiers of the Afghan presidential guard of honour offer Eid prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul, 25 November 2003

Afghan horsemen play buzkashi in Kabul, 08 January 2004. Buzkashi, which translated means ‘goat grabbing’, is a national sport of Afghanistan in which horsemen compete to pick up the carcass of a decapitated calf or goat

An Afghan intelligence man places his foot on a man suspected of placing explosives which caused a blast with no casualties in the Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul on November 25 2014

Afghan mourners carry the coffin of Saeed Jawad Hossini, 29, who was killed in a suicide attack on a minibus carrying employees of Afghan TV channel Tolo in Kabul on January 21 2016

Afghan villagers near the scene in the landslide-hit Aab Bareek village in Argo district of Badakhshan province, May 5 2014

French soldiers of the first regiment of marine artillery fire a mortar at their base during an exercise in Surobi district of Kabul province, March 12 2012

Afghan National Army officers march during a graduation ceremony at the Ghazi Military Training Centre in Kabul, March 31 2011

Afghan horsemen compete over the carcass of headless cattle during a game of Buzkashi in the northern town of Mazar-i-Sharif, March 21 2009

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Shah Marai sitting in a helicopter with a member of the International Security Assistance Force while on assignment in Afghanistan

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