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US Army Base in AFG
Hollywood Afghan Film
Crimea and the Ukraine
Jordan / Israel / Egypt
Kosovo / Macedonia
The Moghul castle in Lahore
Tomb at the Moghul mosque, Lahore.
Entering the Moghul mosque in Lahore.
The Central Asian style entrance to the mosque.
Child dancing inside the mosque.
Inside the courtyard of the mosque
Tuc tuc motor cycle taxi Lahore
Rafay and Adam inside small Moghul mosque.
Exterior of mosque.
We leave safety of Lahore and travel to Swat Valley, recently a Taliban controlled stronghold
Traveling through Pashtun villages of Swat
Man on the road greets us
“Jingle” trucks bring products up into the Hindu Kush Mountains
Adam photographing drivers working on broken down truck as we cross 10,000 foot pass into mountain province of Chitral
Driving up Chitral Valley (on Afghan border)
We enter the valley of the Kalash, a vanishing pagan people who claim descent from Alexander the Great
Kalash school children jump into the back of our truck for a ride
Kazi the local holy man blesses us and the shy Kalash let us stay with them in their village.
Local Kalash woman in traditional costume working with grain
Kalash mother with twins.
Kalash shepherd in mountains.
Kalash woman’s profile.
Entrance to temple of the Kalash where mountain gods are worshipped.
Adam enjoying hospitality of Kalash
Kalash woman with facial markings.
An outdoor temple with ancient wooden carved poles representing gods up in the mountains above Rumbur
An alter for sacrificing goats to the gods
On the balcony of hillside step village of Rumbur.
Goat heads mark entrance of a Kalash temple.
On balcony with Kalash women.
Last day in Rumbur with Kalash, hill top temple in background.
We arrive in the city of Chitral and are welcomed by local guards
Mosque built by the Mekhtar (hereditary ruler) of the formerly independent kingdom of Chitral.
Watching the sun come up over the snow capped Hindu Kush Mountains behind the Mekhtar’s mosque.
Polo was invented in Chitral and we see the finals of the British Raj era style spectacle.
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