Photos from Afghanistan

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On the road in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a fascinating and magnificent country of barren deserts, soaring mountains, a harsh and unforgiving place but with a beauty all its own. There are ancient towns and villages of adobe bricks, crumbling forts of a bygone age, ruins attesting to the many battles fought on its soil, but also lavishly decorated mosques that form a focus of this deeply religious Muslim society.

Afghan bus travel
 
Relaxing near Herat
 
Village of Adraskan
 
Afghan truck
 
Adraskan village
 
A small cemetery
 
Farahrud village
 
Winnowing grain
 
Afternoon prayers
 
Kholm village
 
Mountain scenery
 
Near Samangan
 
Near Pul-e-Khumri
 
Along the road
 
Near Pul-e-Khumri
 
Road to the Hindu Kush
 
Mountain hotel
 
Hindu Kush near Salang
 
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Mountain village
 
Near the Salang Tunnel
 
Village, Hindu Kush
 
Above the Hindu Kush
 
Afghanistan
 

Travelling in this amazing country is an unforgettable experience, but not always a safe one as banditry is a problem in some areas, especially after the recent wars when lawlessness was the norm among different factions.

However, back in 1973 when these photos were taken, it was still relatively safe and easy to get around by local buses, a great way to enjoy the scenery and meet the Afghan people.