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Retrospective

Posted in afghanistan by Karaka on 8 June 2010

I can’t help but compare this:

to this. (From “thruafghaneyes;” note images of disease some may find upsetting.)

I note that post specifically because it’s one of the few that actually has women in the frame. The above photograph is from a Foreign Policy article on Afghanistan (Kabul) in the ’50s and ’60s.

That’s the stark difference of fifty years.

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  1. Starbuck said, on 8 June 2010 at 13:43

    Keep in mind, though, that those are pictures of Kabul, not the rest of Afghanistan. Kabul has always been very much more modern and liberal than the outlying Pashtun regions.

    • Karaka said, on 8 June 2010 at 13:45

      I thought about noting that, actually, except the set of photos from thruafghaneyes was also taken in Kabul.


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