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Smiling Afghan man - Ishkashim, Afghanistan
The Different Faces of Afghanistan
May 28th 2013
The bright sun beat down onto the metal bridge that reverberated every time I planted my foot. Each laboured step weighted by my two backpacks took me closer to Tajik border post, where a fluttering flag stood atop a simple rectangular metal shed. Surrounding me were bare white rocks scattered across an equally pale ground that glared brightly into my eyes.
I glanced to my left and my attention w ... read more
Asia » Afghanistan » North » Ishkashim
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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A great set of portraits
This - and all the other terrific portraits in this blog - confirm that not everything in Afghanistan is doom and gloom. Great photography Shane.
The Travel Camel
The other side of Afghanistan
Thanks for the comment, Mike. The more I travel to places such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen the more I realise that the media cannot be relied on to portray an accurate picture of the situation in a country. Afghanistan has its problems for sure, but there is that other happy and welcoming side that will never make the nightly news.