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Anna Maria Cardinalli, author of the report, said British officers requested the research in the summer of 2009 when she worked with them in Lashkar Gah.
She said: "They were having young men who were beginning to feel uncomfortable because they felt they were being approached." She said the study gave no advice about what action troops should take if they confronted paedophilia.
During this time most shops and offices will be closed, and some offices may even close on the Thursday creating a two day weekend for staff.
During the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, all Muslims will fast during the hours of daylight.
There are many challenges that could present a problem when looking to do business in Afghanistan; these include a weak infrastructure throughout large parts of the country, a lack of experience in project development and management in particular when dealing with Western companies and also corruption which is still a major problem in Afghanistan.
This is still very much in its infancy and will take time to develop.
Main crops include poppy, wheat, rice, cotton sugar beets and oil seeds as well as a wide variety of vegetables, nuts and many kinds of fruit.
There has also proven to be a supply of mineral resources such as natural gas, coal, iron and copper although only natural gas has been exploited a commercial scale to date.
The study, called 'Pashtun Sexuality', said that as well as willing sex between young men, "boys are appreciated for physical beauty and apprenticed to older men for their sexual initiation".
The practice of 'bache bazi' or boy play, is known throughout Afghanistan, but is particularly renowned in the city of Kandahar next to Helmand, where prepubescent boys are widely admired.