A photostory of Bamiyan , Afghanistan

by Basirseerat July. 24, 2008 7401 views

Bamiyan is located in Afghanistan's remote Central Highlands and there were varying accounts of how close Thursday's explosion occurred to the historical site.

Bamiyan, a predominantly Shi'ite Hazara town, reached after an excruciating eight-hour, 180-kilometer ride west from Kabul through dramatic mountain passes, is a success story in Afghanistan. Probably the safest place for internationals to work in the country, it slumbers under the shadows of mountain ranges pocketed with caves, some still inhabited. A French humanitarian organization tried to resettle the cave dwellers into homes, but the project failed when they refused to abandon their way of life.

A controlled explosion of old ordnance found near remains of the famed Bamiyan
Buddha statues has not caused further damage to the 1,500-year old ruins

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Pakorn 10 years, 9 months ago

great!

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Pipjade 10 years, 11 months ago

very nice!! i loved seeing this

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Timi 10 years, 11 months ago

very beautiful!

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Claudia 10 years, 11 months ago

beautiful set!
i like expecially #2 and #6.

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Raffay Zsã³Fi 10 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

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Alexandra Pechabaden 10 years, 11 months ago

IT's a superb country! I had this fake idea that it was a desert with mountains ? It's good to be able to see the real country.

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Mahdi Allahiar Beygi 10 years, 11 months ago

سلام بر مردم با صفا بامیان و مظلوم و مورد اجحاف .شاد و پیروز باشید . بسیار زیباست.

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 10 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful set:-)

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Aida Saadat 10 years, 11 months ago

the first & the last shots were wonderful
thanx for being my friend :))

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Nivee 10 years, 11 months ago

nice set! the last once is especially lovely

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Nomad 10 years, 11 months ago

I like the last shot....

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Dragana Jurisic 10 years, 11 months ago

looks like a beautiful country

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
Toby Hinshaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Really amazing that the caves are still inhabited. Are the people that live in the caves still social or do they stay to themselves?

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Yessika 10 years, 11 months ago

Very Great!!!!

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Fatemeh 10 years, 12 months ago

very beautiful!

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Kambiz Rahmani 11 years ago

beautiful ,it's very nice set

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Ye Lwin Oo @ William 11 years ago

a nice reportage... lovely landscape in #3.

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Sojourner 11 years ago

great landscapes of your country.

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Polgã¡Ri Sã¡Ndor 11 years ago

nice set, beautiful landscapes...
best regards, Sándor Polgári
(www.sandorpolgari.com)

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Majid 11 years ago

great...U show enviroment very good

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Krystyna Knypl 11 years ago

interesting landscapes

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Angela 11 years ago

amazing set, beautiful :)
last one It's my fav :))

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Thomaschu 11 years ago

It is the first time I notice that the skin of Afghanistan people is so white as shown in shot#2.
Beautiful set of your country !

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Mariolino 11 years ago

No comment!!!

11 years ago Edited
Gazal Misra 11 years ago

wonderful to see that your land is so green

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Shruti 11 years ago

beautiful scenary like india
but missed one thing the buddha
.great set

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Ye Lwin Oo @ William 11 years ago

very interesting set. love #3 and #6. please share more...

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Marco Stefano Vitiello 11 years ago

[b]GREAT REPORTAGE!!! THE ONE I WOULD BE PLEASED TO PUBLISH ON A GOOD MAGAZINE!!! :)[/b]

11 years ago Edited
Mertxe 11 years ago

fantastic, simplemente touching set for me

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