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My camera & Kabul social life!

2008.10.05
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Kabul's history dates back more than 5,000 years. It was once the center of Zoroastrianism [1] and subsequently also a home for thousands of Buddhists and Hindus. The Arabs tried to conquer the area in the 7th century, but they were defeated by the Hindu Shahi's of Kabul. The area was conquered by Mahmud Ghaznavid in 1002, when the Hindu Shahi King Jay Pala committed suicide. It was overshadowed by Ghazni and Herat until Babur made it his capital in 1504. It remained under Moghul rule until its capture in 1738 by Nader Shah of Persia followed by Ahmad Shah Durrani. It succeeded Kandahar as Afghanistan's capital in 1776.

During the First Anglo-Afghan War in 1839, the British army took over Kabul. In 1842, the withdrawing British troops were ambushed and almost annihilated after the Afghans had promised them safe conduct; in retaliation another British force partly burned Kabul. The British again occupied the city in 1879, after their resident staff were massacred there. On December 23, 1979, Soviet armed forces landed at Kabul International Airport to help bolster a Communist government.

Kabul became the Soviet command center for approximately 10 years during their stay in Afghanistan. In February 1989, Soviet forces withdrew from the city after they were defeated by the Afghan Mujahideens. In spring of 1992 the government of Mohammad Najibullah collapsed, Kabul fell into the hands of Mujahideen forces. Destruction of the city increased as the coalition of the parties broke into rival warring factions, and much of Kabul was damaged. In 1996 the Taliban took over the city and started a new strict Islamic Sharia law which included Islamic schools, government, clothing, food, and recruitment to Al Qaeda, impacting the Afghan people's daily life. Some people happier with the strict Islamic laws, while some were unhappy.

On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was hit by Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda group. On November 12, 2001, American military forces finally took over Kabul City, the Taliban forces fled by then. Kabul was under a new regime, and re-construction of new buildings, schools, and universities slowly began.
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11 Comments
jennye nice shots!!
jennye · 2008-10-05: 12:41
sistatitoune very nice set !!!
;-)
sistatitoune · 2008-10-05: 15:26
????? great set, and thanks for the info, too! : )
????? · 2008-10-06: 15:55
jet28 Fascinating set!
jet28 · 2008-10-14: 03:44
debbiedeltejo Oh thank you for sharing these.......they are wonderful. The 3rd one with the lady with the umbrella and the one with the bracelets are my favorites. Great job!
debbiedeltejo · 2008-10-14: 05:40
raha interesting
raha · 2008-10-15: 09:57
fatimapic1 قشنگ و زيباست .
fatimapic1 · 2008-10-18: 04:55
Kamibizr Its interesting for me to see some pictures from where that I don't have any concept from there like your country, you are perfect photographer,Nice shots
Kamibizr · 2008-10-19: 04:40
YALA410 want to go to Kabul
YALA410 · 2008-10-24: 04:00
Asianeye It’s not agreeable for me that my photo is not in popular list of photoblog!

Why my photo is not in the popular list, who is judging for our new posts?
Who is going to judge for our work? Why we believe on photoblog?
It’s more time I am checking the list of popular post, there is a lot of photos that we can not say its popular photo, for those photos we can not say its good photos, but unfortunately that is in popular list.
One thing is ,those who are judging for our photos they are not photographer , they are deceiving as , they are not thinking that photos can change the world , they are not able to recognize, which photo should be chosen for front page or for popular posts.
What do you think?
If yes what we can do?
Asianeye · 2008-10-29: 01:38
snapshoot well... all these pictures are unique in it's own way..
I've added no.5 in my favourite list
snapshoot · 2008-12-21: 23:08
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