Afghanistan

Panjshir Valley: Afghanistan's forgotten 'green zone'
Located some 80 miles along a snaking road north-east of Kabul via Bagram, the Panjshir Valley boasts stark mountainous terrain at the foot of the historic Hindu Kush range.
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Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan

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World-class emeralds seemingly just waiting to be mined in Panjshir Valley

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Panjshir Valley

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Home in Panjshir

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Houses in Panjshir

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Wall hanging of revered Mujahedeen leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, also known as the “Lion of the Panjshir.”

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Panjshir Gov. Kamalluddin Nizami

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Panjshir Province Police Chief Mohammad Ishaq Tamken with his team

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Ahmad Shah Massoud's tomb

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Home generated electricity

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The rusting hulk of a partially submerged Russian tank, one of many used by the Soviets when they invaded Afghanistan in 1979.

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Testament to this fighting can been seen in the many bombed out shells of Soviet tanks and armored vehicles littering the valley floor

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People of Panjshir

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Panjshir Valley: Afghanistan's forgotten 'green zone'

Located some 80 miles along a snaking road north-east of Kabul via Bagram, the Panjshir Valley boasts stark mountainous terrain at the foot of the historic Hindu Kush range.

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