Two Afghan keepers watch as the only pig in Afghanistan have a food in the Zoo in Kabul

Two Afghan zookeepers watch as Afghanistan’s only known pig, Khanzir, eats at the Kabul Zoo November 2, 2009. The Afghan government ordered closure of all educational institutions for a period of three weeks due to the dramatic rise of H1N1 flu cases and after its first death from the virus last week. The pig, a curiosity in Muslim Afghanistan where pork and pig products are illegal because they are considered irreligious, was quarantined in July 2009 because visitors to the zoo were worried it could spread the H1N1 flu strain. The pig was released out of quarantine on July 4. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (AFGHANISTAN ANIMALS HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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