Stunning Photos Of Afghan Hazara Girls Train In Shaolin Martial Arts For Competitions


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Afghan members of a wushu martial arts group led by trainer Sima Azimi, 20, pose for a photograph at the Shahrak Haji Nabi hilltop overlooking Kabul. Afghanistan’s first female wushu trainer, Sima Azimi, 20, is training 20 Afghan girls aged between 14 – 20 at a wushu club in Kabul, after learning the sport while living as a refugee in Iran. Continue reading »

Meet Abbas Alizada, The Afghan Bruce Lee

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Abbas Alizada, who calls himself the Afghan Bruce Lee, poses during a media event in Kabul December 9, 2014. From the ruins of an iconic bombed-out palace above Kabul, the young Afghan man bearing a striking resemblance to kung fu legend Bruce Lee is high-kicking his way to Internet fame, aiming to show another side to his war-weary nation. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters) Continue reading »

Massive Landslide Buries Remote Afghan Village

Last Friday, in Afghanistan’s mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan, an enormous landslide took place, burying much of a small village, and killing hundreds. Officials say that at least 300 residents of Abi Barik village were killed, but are uncertain about exact numbers, cautioning that the final number could be 500 or more. Rescue teams gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors, focusing energy on helping the hundreds suddenly made homeless. Many of the surviving families have struggled to get aid. Some have gone to nearby villages to stay with relatives or friends, while others have slept in tents provided by aid groups.

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An aerial view shows the site of Friday’s landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Afghan Female Boxers Fighting their Way to the 2016 Olympics


Afghan women boxers practice at the Kabul stadium boxing club. A few yellow lamps light up the cavernous, sparsely furnished room where Afghanistan’s young female boxers train, hoping to become good enough to compete in the 2016 Olympics. (Photo by Massoud Hossaini/AP Photo) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Inside the Afghan Barbershop

Photos of Indian movie stars adorn an Afghan barbershop at Forward Operating Base Bostick in the Kunar Province of northeastern Afghanistan. The area, a major infiltration route for Taliban fighters coming from Pakistan, has seen some of the heaviest fighting of the Afghan war. (John Moore/Getty Images) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: Skateboarding Afghan Style

A group of Afghan children have a go at skateboarding through the capital Kabul, to mark World Skateboarding Day. (AP). Click to zoom.