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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
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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
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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