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Government office worker - Ishkashim, Afghanistan  

Government office worker - 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

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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2nd July 2013

love their eyes
beautifully written, as always. and what lovely portraits you got here. i was hooked with your storytelling. i can only hope that someday you'd be able to publish the image of the man seeking for refuge, I'll pray for him.
3rd July 2013

Beauty in the eyes
I think that the people who live in the region from Syria, through to Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan have the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. Amazing variety of colours. I too pray for the man I met in Afghanistan, it would be wonderful if he was able to leave the country and begin a new life.

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