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Afghan Dream

Sandra Calligaro

Even as war has ravaged much of Afghanistan, an urban middle class has emerged in cities like Kabul and Herat …

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Art of Kabul

Lorenzo Tugnoli

Political analyses and the media often overlook the complexities of daily life in war-torn countries. Afghanistan …

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A Village

Lorenzo Tugnoli

Afghanistan has been called the land of 30,000 villages. What is remarkable is that every one of them is unique. …

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Emergency

Pieter ten Hoopen

Last year, the fighting in Afghanistan killed over 3,000 civilians — a record for the war. Many more were maimed …

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Moviegoers

Jonathan Saruk

Friday afternoon is the busiest time of the week at Pamir Cinema in the Old City of Kabul. A standing-room only …

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Borderlands

Javier Manzano

The Durrand Line — Afghanistan’s 1,640-mile border with Pakistan — was established in 1893, according

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Men with Guns

John Wendle

When General David Patraeus assumed command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan