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Edge of the Registan

Isn't this incredible! This is the edge of the Registan ("Sandy Place"), the desert you cross as you fly from Kandahar to Helmand. The fertile Arghandab Valley is on the right of the photo, then you cross a range of hills and the desert is like a sheer river, rippling into the distance. And the colour is actually as it is in the photo.
AFGHANISTAN - PHOTOS

June 3rd 2010
I've been pretty serious in the last few posts. This one is just photos taken by Andy Burridge who is a colleague of mine working here. What a shame that the insurgency prevents tourism, because this place has some AMAZING landscapes. ... read more
Asia » Afghanistan » South » Kandahar

Afghan Flag Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979, but was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-Communist mujahidin forces. The Communist regime in Kabul collapsed in 1992. Fighting that subsequent... ... read more
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