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A Look at Life in Afghanistan

A Look at Life in Afghanistan
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In this photograph taken on October 11, 2021, Mullah Yacoub (3L), a Taliban member who claims to have lost his leg in an US force strike, tries on his new prosthetic leg at International Committee of Red Cross Rehabilitation Centre in Kabul. Just months ago they were fighting each other as mortal enemies, but today they are amputees dealing with their new disability, together. At this Red Cross-run rehabilitation centre in Kabul, former Afghan government soldiers and Taliban fighters adjust their new prostheses, living side by side. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

In this photograph taken on October 11, 2021, Mullah Yacoub (3L), a Taliban member who claims to have lost his leg in an US force strike, tries on his new prosthetic leg at International Committee of Red Cross Rehabilitation Centre in Kabul. Just months ago they were fighting each other as mortal enemies, but today they are amputees dealing with their new disability, together. At this Red Cross-run rehabilitation centre in Kabul, former Afghan government soldiers and Taliban fighters adjust their new prostheses, living side by side. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

Malalai, center, from Kunduz province, sits with her children at a camp for internally displaced people as they wait for a bus to return home, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, October 9, 2021. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)

Malalai, center, from Kunduz province, sits with her children at a camp for internally displaced people as they wait for a bus to return home, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, October 9, 2021. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)

Taliban fighters walk through a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

Taliban fighters walk through a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

Taliban fighters guard a Serena hotel, which is popular with foreigners, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

Taliban fighters guard a Serena hotel, which is popular with foreigners, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

A boy pushes a man in a wheelchair trough a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

A boy pushes a man in a wheelchair trough a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

A farmer works at a cannabis plantation in the Panjwai district of Kandahar on October 13, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

A farmer works at a cannabis plantation in the Panjwai district of Kandahar on October 13, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

A woman wearing a burqa sits in the trunk of a taxi in Chawok market in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 14, 2021. The sticker reads “for God sake stop fighting”. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A woman wearing a burqa sits in the trunk of a taxi in Chawok market in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 14, 2021. The sticker reads “for God sake stop fighting”. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Taliban members drive along a road in the centre of Kabul on October 14, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

Taliban members drive along a road in the centre of Kabul on October 14, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

Girls sit on a couch from a home in a hill overlooking Kabul on October 14, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

Girls sit on a couch from a home in a hill overlooking Kabul on October 14, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

People inspect the inside of a mosque following a suicide bombers attack in the city of Kandahar, southwest Afghanistan, Friday, October 15, 2021.  Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that was packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers, killing several people and wounding others, according to a hospital official and a witness. (Photo by Sidiqullah Khan/AP Photo)

People inspect the inside of a mosque following a suicide bombers attack in the city of Kandahar, southwest Afghanistan, Friday, October 15, 2021. Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that was packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers, killing several people and wounding others, according to a hospital official and a witness. (Photo by Sidiqullah Khan/AP Photo)

In this picture taken on October 14, 2021, Afghans travel in a vehicle at Babro village in Arghandab district. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

In this picture taken on October 14, 2021, Afghans travel in a vehicle at Babro village in Arghandab district. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

Men cover the graves of victims with soil after their burial at a graveyard in Kandahar on October 16, 2021, a day after 41 people were killed and scores were injured in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in a Shiite mosque in Kandahar. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

Men cover the graves of victims with soil after their burial at a graveyard in Kandahar on October 16, 2021, a day after 41 people were killed and scores were injured in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in a Shiite mosque in Kandahar. (Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP Photo)

Relatives attend the funeral of the victims a day after a bomb blast during Friday prayers at Shiite Muslims Mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 16 October 2021. At least 32 people died, and many others suffered injuries in a powerful explosion that ripped through a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers. The Islamic State has carried out numerous attacks, in recent years, against the Shia minority, especially the Hazaras. The Taliban have launched massive operations against the Islamic State in different Afghan provinces, aiming to finish a group that they consider the main threat to their government. (Photo by EPA/EFE/Stringer)

Relatives attend the funeral of the victims a day after a bomb blast during Friday prayers at Shiite Muslims Mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 16 October 2021. At least 32 people died, and many others suffered injuries in a powerful explosion that ripped through a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers. The Islamic State has carried out numerous attacks, in recent years, against the Shia minority, especially the Hazaras. The Taliban have launched massive operations against the Islamic State in different Afghan provinces, aiming to finish a group that they consider the main threat to their government. (Photo by EPA/EFE/Stringer)

Zarmina,14, and Guldana, 15, work on their embroidery piece as they sit outside their house at Tv mountain in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 15, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Zarmina,14, and Guldana, 15, work on their embroidery piece as they sit outside their house at Tv mountain in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 15, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A crowd gathers around a makeshift wrestling arena at the cricket field in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 15, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A crowd gathers around a makeshift wrestling arena at the cricket field in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 15, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A Taliban fighter jumps into the vehicle after praying at Deh Bori square in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A Taliban fighter jumps into the vehicle after praying at Deh Bori square in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A boy sleeps as he rides a bicycle in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A boy sleeps as he rides a bicycle in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A Taliban flag of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is attached on a food street cart at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A Taliban flag of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is attached on a food street cart at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

A Taliban fighter sits outside the government passport office, re-opened after Taliban announced they would be issuing a backlog of applications approved by the previous administration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, October 17, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

A Taliban fighter sits outside the government passport office, re-opened after Taliban announced they would be issuing a backlog of applications approved by the previous administration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, October 17, 2021. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo)

An Afghan family rides a motorcycle past roadside shops in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 16, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

An Afghan family rides a motorcycle past roadside shops in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 16, 2021. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

Raymond Hinze
Raymond Hinze is a writer and IT consultant with nearly 20 years of experience across the private and public sectors. He's worked as a writer, trainer, technical support person, delivery manager, system admin, and various other roles that involve getting people and technology to work together.