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In contrast with the rugged landscape that covers most of Afghanistan, flowers here tend to stand out and become even more brilliant than if they were to be surrounded by say- peaceful grass covered meadows. Iíve come to discover that Afghans love their flowers, from the littlest of children to the toughest of commanders. I always find it interesting in some of the remote mud built villages we visit, where brown is the color of 95% of everything you see (and things look as the though you could be stepping 2,000 years back into biblical times), that it is not unusual to walk inside a small modest mosque to find it beautifully decorated with colorful paintings of vines and flowers on walls and pillars.

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  • Copyright: James McDowell (JMcDowell) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 1 N: 81] (655)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-09-14
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-03-01 6:28
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