Comparing Afghanistan of 2010 and 1994 (22 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       2 Sep 2010       12058       15

A lot can change in 16 years. But not in Afghanistan. These photos were taken by Seamus Murphy in 1994 and 2010. Even though the Taliban era is over by now, the place still looks like back in the old times.

 

1994, Kabul, a Mujahedeen looks at Jade Maiwand in the old part of Kabul.

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Same Jade Maiwand in 2010. 

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Kabul. November 1994. 

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Kabul. June 2010. 

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Kabul. November 1994.

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Kabul. June 2010. 

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Kabul. November 1994.

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Kabul. June 2010. 

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Kabul. November 1994. 

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Kabul. July 2010.

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Kabul. November 1994. 

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Kabul. July 2010. 

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Bullet hole in a school blackboard at Shafaq High School in the frontline village of Ghulam Ali, Parwan province. November 2001. 

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A girl does algebra at a blackboard at Shafaq High School in the village of Ghulam Ali, Parwan province. July 2010. 

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Kabul. November 1994.

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Kabul. July 2010. 

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Brothers Farhad, Farhuddin and Abdul Shapoor of the Ba Deli family, who live on Shor Bazar, in Kabul's Old City. 1994. 

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Farhad and Farhuddin of the Ba Deli family, back at their original home on Shor Bazar, in Kabul's Old City. 2010.

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Internally displaced families as a result of the fighting between Taliban and Massoud's forces, Khwaja Bahauddin, Takhar province. November 2000. 

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Internally displaced people as a result of the fighting in Helmand between Taliban and Coalition forces. July 2010. 

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Kabul. November 1994. 

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Kabul. June 2010.

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15   Comments ?
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un visiteur 10 year s ago
ahh the war
       
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Dreth 10 year s ago
So the main point is that color-photographs weren't developed 'til after 1994.
       
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lolipop 10 year s ago
@ Dreth....hahaha...r8!
       
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Piloto loco 10 year s ago
So the point is that a semblant of life exists in Kabul, complete with cars, cellphones, and soon to come i-pods and American blend cigarettes. What about the rest of Afghanistan? Still the same Taliban controlled, Poppy producing mayhem.
Good point Dreth!
       
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mescal 10 year s ago
propaganda
       
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nexus.6 10 year s ago
Ahhhh! thank you USA for bringh them civilization, democracy and 10K brand new coffins for civilians....God bless America!
       
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hum 10 year s ago
All I see is sudden overpopulation and a place where cars end up when the rest of the world doesn't want them anymore.
       
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qwed 10 year s ago
Then = crap
Now = still crap
       
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izimyfizzi 10 year s ago
Sooooooo. Not much has changed.
       
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cry babies 10 year s ago
How can you say nothing changed? Why are there so many goddamn hippies on this site!

       
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FU 10 year s ago
Living in Kabul right now. There are more soldiers from Belgium and France than the US.
       
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Rational Gaze 10 year s ago
nexus.6,

You know, I knew there had to be at least one pompous European douche-bag spewing his uninformed opinion. Not every American is in complete agreement with the current foreign policy. So why don't you get off of your high horse and go fuck yourself.
       
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sssssss 10 year s ago
whats the difference?? can't see any except for population and colored photographs
       
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smth 10 year s ago
mescal,
true
       
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klao 10 year s ago
You should post photos of Afghanistan from 60's and 70's. They are somewhere in the net. It was normal country almost like european countries.
       
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