Sima holds her baby Farzana, 1, outside their cave dwelling September 2, 2009 in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Many of the impoverished families living in the caves say they are too poor to live anywhere else even though the government insists that they are doing damage to an the area near the Buddhas which is a rare archaeological site. All are refugees who have fled areas of fighting during the Taliban era, went to other parts of Afghanistan but then returned again. The cave dwellers are all Hazara who are religiously and ethnically distinct, and survivors of intense persecution by the Taliban. The Bamiyan region is the stronghold of the Hezb-i-Whadat party, the main faction representing the Shia Muslims of the centre of the country.