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Afghanistan in stunning pictures

Photographer Steve McCurry has been photographing Afghanistan since the 1970s. His photographs portray a country which despite so much conflict is still a stunningly beautiful place. A large number of his photographs will be exhibited by Beetles+Huxley from the 12th May to the 7th June 2014 and you can see all the photos which will be on display [...]

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Afghan women in danger again

In a country where ‘honour’ killings and forced marriages are rife there was a belief that the Western occupation would help bring in laws which would protect women and girls, and give them greater rights then under the brutal Taliban regime. But a new law is being passed in the country which will allow men to attack their wives, [...]

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The Quran and the NYPD

When Afghan workers at the Bagram Air Base saw our troops put copies of the Holy Quran and other Islamic religious works into a pile of burning trash in a dumpster, they didn’t hesitate. They yelled for them to stop. They ran and “reached into the fire,” according to a Times report, and pulled the burning books out. When General John [...]

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Afghanistan: What about the children?

Skateistan: To Live and Skate in Kabul is a film made by director Orlando von Einsiedel. In a country with innumerable problems, Skateistan represents an oasis where children can be children and build the kinds of cross-cultural relationships that Afghanistan needs for future stability.

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