460109 Kabul, June 1995: Beggars in Sha-Re-Nau district
460595 Jabal-Seraj, 1996 Little girl affected by Lehismaniosis
460048 Koochi nomads convoy
460242 Street tea-sellers
460627 1995, at a bus stop in Meidan Shar
460234 Kabul, Jade Maywand, Winter 1996
460078 Kabul, 1995, inside a soda-bottling factory
460083 Kabul 1995, out for late-afternoon fresh-baked bread
460123 Kabul, 1995: Karte Seh Hospital: this kid had been hit by shells after a rocket blast
460244 Kabul, 1995, Jade Maywand
This little girl shows us a butterfly shaped and a fragmentation antipersonnel landmine. Butterfly landmines are especially difficult to detect, being almost entirely in plastic, and very attractive to little kids due to the translucent color and the shape
460252 Kabul, 1995, Microryan district
This family had just come back from Pakistan where they had been staying as refugees
Farewell, good ol' Marjan... The lone king of Kabul zoo succumbs to his age at 48, after surviving years and years of deprivations and symbolizing to kabulis the spirit of resiliency itself Well.....that's sad news, indeed. To my eyes, Marjan symbolized hope. However, in thinking about that dear old lion's death I choose to believe that when he heard the swoosh of kites flying over Kabul, heard the roars from the football stadium, experienced the renewed sounds of music in the air and heard the click-click of chess pieces being moved around chessboards....well, the old guy knew that there was plenty of hope around and it was okay for him to let go and fly off, amid kite strings, to wherever it is the spirits of animals go.
Peace to you Marjan and peace to Afghanistan.
[Diana Smith, via the Internet]