0 Likes

Countryside near Kabul
Afghanistan

Photo by Abdul Hamidi - orange group, Kabul Afghanistan

Copyright: Jan koehn
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7744x3872
Uploaded: 12/07/2012
Updated: 16/07/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Jan Koehn
TV Hill - 2
Jan Koehn
TV Hill
Wayne Edwards
Combat Comms HQ
Jan Koehn
Orange Technology
Jan Koehn
Surubi Pass
Jan Koehn
Jalalabad
Jan Köhn
Hotel Orange House
Jan Koehn
Valley of Light - Hindukusch
Abdullah Khan
Dr rafique's place
Mobeen Mazhar
Kundol Lake - Swat Valley, Pakistan
Muhammad Yaseen
Kaie Banda By Mohammad Yaseen 03453345372
Muhammad Yaseen
Between Chamla And Mamla River By Mohammad Yaseen {03453345372}
Dmitry Yurlagin
From the Little Borus
John Roberts
Bristlecone Pine, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah, USA
Tomasz Makarewicz
Toolbrunup Peak Stirling Range
Francesco Favalesi
Flooded poplar
John Roberts
White Domes Trail, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Wilsons Arch, Utah, USA
Fabian Stern
St Katharinen
John Roberts
Natural Bridge, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
John Roberts
Three Roof Ruin, Escalante Arm, Lake Powell, Utah, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Mushroom Lake, Sawtooth National Wilderness, Idaho, USA
Claudio Muzzetto
Capo Testa, Cala di Mezu
Arno Dietz
Imperia
Jan Koehn
Filbert Street
Jan Koehn
Andaman Steak and Seafood
Jan Koehn
Historic Christmas Market at the evening
Jan Köhn
Photo-Globe at Photokina - 2012
Jan Koehn
Storchennest
Jan Koehn
Balloon on the crane
Jan Koehn
Panicale
Jan Koehn
Anatomical Institute
Jan Koehn
Heliport
Jan Koehn
Public Ferry
Jan Koehn
Orange Square - King Juan Carlos
Jan Koehn
Neumuehlen
More About Afghanistan

Wikipedia:Afghanistan (Listeni /æfˈɡænɪstæn/; افغانستان afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked and mountainous country in south-central Asia. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast. The territories now comprising Afghanistan have been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. Archaeologists have found evidence of human habitation from as far back as 50,000 BCE.Urban civilization may have begun in the area as early as 3000 to 2000 BC.The country sits at an important geostrategic location which connects the Middle East with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, which has been home to various people through the ages.The land has witnessed military conquests since antiquity, including by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and many others. It has also served as a source from which many local dynasties, for example Greco-Bactrians, Kushans, Hephthalites, or Ghaznavids have established empires of their own.The political history of modern Afghanistan begins in the 18th century with the rise of the Pashtun tribes (known as Afghans in Persian language), when in 1709 the Hotaki dynasty rose to power in Kandahar and Ahmad Shah Durrani established the Durrani Empire in 1747.The capital of Afghanistan was shifted in 1776 from Kandahar to Kabul and part of its territory was ceded to neighboring empires by 1893. In the late 19th century, Afghanistan became a buffer state in the "Great Game" between the British and Russian empires.On August 19, 1919, following the third Anglo-Afghan war and the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi, the nation regained control over its foreign policy from the British.