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Tanks and Prayers in Afghanistan

Praying on the wreck of a Soviet tank. Image by Nasim Fekrat, used with permission.

Afghan journalist Nasim Fekrat writes on his photo blog:

Praying over a destroyed Russian tank is funny but it carries a bitter metaphor about the Afghans and their perception of the Soviet War in Afghanistan. Many Afghans like this Mujahid [freedom fighter] lost a member of their families, praying on tank wrecks provide[s] them [with] a sense of relief.

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