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A Bazaar in Mazar-i Sharif, 1996
A Bazaar in Mazar-i Sharif, 1996

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A clothing bazaar with female shoppers in Mazar-i Sharif, 1996
A clothing bazaar with female shoppers in Mazar-i Sharif, 1996

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Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan 1880-1901
Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan 1880-1901
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Actress Pamela Anderson as Baywatch lifeguard CJ Parker. Symbol internationally of American women, with the red swimsuit as an opposite extreme to the burqa
Actress Pamela Anderson as Baywatch lifeguard CJ Parker. Symbol internationally of American women, with the red swimsuit as an opposite extreme to the burqa

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Afghan girls sing at a celebration of International Women's Day, March 8 2002
Afghan girls sing at a celebration of International Women's Day, March 8 2002

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Afghan men at a restaurant in Mazar-i-Sharif, 1996
Afghan men at a restaurant in Mazar-i-Sharif, 1996

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Afghan Women wearing traditional burqas
Afghan Women wearing traditional burqas
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Amanullah Khan (June 1, 1892 – April 25, 1960) - the Emir of Afghanistan from 1919 to 1926, then to 1929 as Shah
Amanullah Khan (June 1, 1892 – April 25, 1960) - the Emir of Afghanistan from 1919 to 1926, then to 1929 as Shah
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Flag of Afghanistan
Flag of Afghanistan
Girl in a Kabul Orphange, January 2002
Girl in a Kabul Orphange, January 2002

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Habibullah Khan, Emir of Afghanistan 1901-1919, son of Abdur Rahman Khan
Habibullah Khan, Emir of Afghanistan 1901-1919, son of Abdur Rahman Khan
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Hamid Karzai reviews troops of the first graduating class, for the 1st Battalion, Afghan National Army (ANA), during a ceremony held at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2002
Hamid Karzai reviews troops of the first graduating class, for the 1st Battalion, Afghan National Army (ANA), during a ceremony held at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2002

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Mahmud Tarzi, influential poet and leader of Afghanistan near the turn of the 20th century, with his wife, Asma Rasmiya
Mahmud Tarzi, influential poet and leader of Afghanistan near the turn of the 20th century, with his wife, Asma Rasmiya

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Meena Keshwar Kamal, Afghan feminist and activist and founder of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, (1977)
Meena Keshwar Kamal, Afghan feminist and activist and founder of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, (1977)
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Mohammad Zahir Shah, the last king of Afghanistan until 1973, with his wife the Queen Humaria Begum and the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy (1962)
Mohammad Zahir Shah, the last king of Afghanistan until 1973, with his wife the Queen Humaria Begum and the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy (1962)
Pullout of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. 1988
Pullout of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. 1988

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Queen Soraya Tarzi with her husband King Amanullah Khan at the Berlin airport, 1928. Soraya was an active champion of women's rights in Afghanistan, evidenced in her style of clothing.
Queen Soraya Tarzi with her husband King Amanullah Khan at the Berlin airport, 1928. Soraya was an active champion of women's rights in Afghanistan, evidenced in her style of clothing.
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Schoolgirls in Afghanistan, 2002
Schoolgirls in Afghanistan, 2002

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The author (crouching, middle) with a military commandant (crouching to his right, mustache and billed hat) in Mazar-i Sharif, 1996
The author (crouching, middle) with a military commandant (crouching to his right, mustache and billed hat) in Mazar-i Sharif, 1996

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The Blue Mosque at Mazar-i Sharif at dawn, 1996.
The Blue Mosque at Mazar-i Sharif at dawn, 1996.

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The Pass of Salang, a road connecting Kabul with Mazar-i-Sharif in the mountains of Hindu Kush
The Pass of Salang, a road connecting Kabul with Mazar-i-Sharif in the mountains of Hindu Kush
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