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Dome in the Blue Mosque, Mazar-e-Sharif

© 2010 BH Neely for US Dept of State In late August of 2010, I accompanied Rashad Hussain, the President’s Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Countries, to Mazar-e-Sharif. One thing that stood out for me was our visit … Continue reading

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Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

Clearly, this is one of the Streets pictures from Afghanistan: Mountains, Streets and Two Birds. The book is available at http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2343383. Spending a lot of time, as I do, in developing countries, I have access to things you just wouldn’t … Continue reading

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The Blue Mosque, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

If you’re into religious history, the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif is one of a few reputed burial sites for Ali, Mohammed’s cousin and son-in-law (there’s a lot of that). If the history’s important to you, the Wikipedia page for it … Continue reading

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Pedestrian, Dast-e-Shor, Afghanistan

About an hour from Mazar-e-Sharif on a desolate, dusty dirt road lies the village of Dast-e-Shor home to refugees repatriated from Iran. The scenery reminded me of southern Saskatchewan, without the benefit of field after field of wheat. We were … Continue reading

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Emergency Exit, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

This is the emergency exit from the airport in Mazar-e-Sharif. It's not the smallest international airport I've ever been to (that honor goes to Uralsk International, in Kazakhstan), but it is pretty small. Many of my friends have heard me … Continue reading

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