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Get to know Afghanistan.

Where over the years the faith has not changed, but the ruler(s)

You know what Afghanistan looks like today, but when you see what it looked like 50 years ago you wouldn't believe it

 Below is from Romy Mortier www.curioctopus.nl

The famous photo titled "Afghan Girl" was published on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. The photo, taken by Steve McCurry in an Afghan refugee camp, portrays a young orphan. His beautiful ice green eyes and intense gaze, a mixture of fear and pride. The photo has gone around the world and the image has become a symbol of the Afghan conflicts of those years. According to official figures, Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. Out of 23 million people, only 5% of women can read and write. But this was not always the case: in 1940, Afghanistan was a culturally vibrant country full of opportunities. Modern buildings, technology and education enriched an arid landscape in which women wore skirts, listened to music, were free and attended university. The photos from that period have been collected on a Facebook page, a testimony to a golden age of tolerance hitherto destroyed by obscurantism, ignorance and misery that now reigns in Afghanistan. Mohammad Qayoumi, the creator of the page, grew up in Kabul in the 60s and 70s and offered his photos to raise awareness among the world's population about what happened in his own country. He writes on his page: “Half a century ago, Afghan women had careers in medicine, men and women mixed in theaters and universities in Kabul; factories produced fabrics and other series of products. There was a tradition of law and order and a government capable of managing major national infrastructure projects, such as the construction of hydroelectric power stations and roads. Ordinary people had a sense of hope, a belief that education could provide opportunities for all, and a bright future ahead. Everything has been destroyed by three decades of war. “

Here Afghanistan for all this…

Afghan women in 1940

The style in the 50s-70s in Kabul

A record store in Kabul, 1960

afghan choir

Kandahar Airport, built in 1960

Stewardesses of Ariana Afghan Airlines

Kabul, 1960

Foreign visitors at a campsite in the Afghan National Park Band – e Amir

One of the roads that cross Afghanistan

Mother and child on the playground

Some students of Kabul University in 1960

girls at school

Women's Movement, 1980

Meeting room/classroom for women, circa 1980

Classroom in Kabul, 1960

Afghan women in the workplace

The Faculty of Biology at Kabul . University

The designer Safia Tarzi in her office in Kabul in 1969

At the end of the 60s, Afghan fashion has been an international reference point, as the Arab influences have been appreciated throughout the world.

Clothing showcases, 1960

Afghan women in Kabul

December 1969: When Afghanistan Was Fashionable

The fashion magazine Vogue decided in December 1969 to publish a full documentation bearing the title Adventure in Afghanistan wore, a fashion show in Kabul and the city's chicest spots.

Some pictures of the report ” Adventure in Afghanistan “

Models photographed in the ruins

And if we type “Afghan women” into Google TODAY? Then this is the result…

This is the image of Afghan women to which we have become accustomed.

Watch the video:

 

WikiP: A series of coups in the XNUMXs was followed by a Russian invasion, which became opposed by the Americans. After the Russian withdrawal, a series of civil wars followed in the XNUMXs that devastated much of the country. Ultimately, this paved the way for the Taliban, a group of religious extremists, who briefly conquered almost the entire country.

In 2001 fell the USA into Afghanistan, looking for Osama bin Laden. The immediate cause was the September 11 attacks. Bin Laden was not found in Afghanistan, but the Taliban government was overthrown. A transitional government was established Hamid karzai appointed to run the country. Karzai was confirmed as president in the country's first free elections in 2004. A new constitution was also drawn up in 2004. Since then, reconstruction has been difficult. The security situation has deteriorated due to the revival of the Taliban and the activities of local militants. Huge problems the country faces are in addition to widespread corruption, lack of proper infrastructure and widespread poverty among the population.

Until 11 August 2003, the management was in the hands of The Netherlands en Germany, then, against the will of Afghanistan itself, the NAVO that task.

And most importantly, Afghanistan was/is the world's largest opium producer. In 1999 production was still 5000 tons, but below the Taliban production was formally banned.(read above ground banned here)

 

But don't worry,

The Best Are Coming To The West!

The Best Are On The Way To The West !

 

 

 

Afghanistan

 


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