The Buddhas of Bamyan (Persian: but hay-e bamiyaan) were two 6th century monumental statues of standing buddhas carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan. http://www.hazarapeople.com/buddhas-of-bamyan/ Steve McCurry |
Afghanistan, Kabul. By Justin Heine. Afghan boys carry water, pass through destroyed houses in the west of Kabul. Many houses in Kabul lack running water due to damage caused in the country's long civil war.