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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

Kolourful Kabul.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

We had a pretty "colourful" week in Kabul this week. We kicked it off with the Annual Afghan Drug Burning Ceremony. (Nah this is for real) Four tonnes of opium, heroin, methodone and hashish was set alight in front of the Minister of Counter Narcoics and a gang of foreign diplomats.

Look at my Aina photographer Fardin gettin in for a real close up. Damn it was hot!

Two days later a US convoy was attacked in the east of the city. The suicide bomber rammed his car into the S.U.V. Two foreigners and an Afghan died, many injured.

And we topped off the week with a visit from our Minister of Foriegn Affairs, Mr Alexander Downer. Alex made a 48 hour tour of Afghanistan that included a whopping 10 minute press conference! Alex was put up against the wall with some sharp, direct questioning from the Afghan press corr. Good work guys.

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hey trav! lovin your work these photos are amaaazing, its such a different world over there, i really admire what your doing. keep it up! marissa
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