Masjed Jamed, Herat, Afghanistan. western Afghanistan. The photo shows one of the columns of western Shabestan. Shabestan (=nightland) is part of a mosque for sleeping or nocturnal prayers. Despite of three decades of war in Afghanistan, the historcial heritage of Herat, especially this mosque, has survived and looks still the same as on this photo from 1970.
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.