Afghanistan / 2002 in Pictures / Photos by Jonathan Wiggs

Caves in Bamiyan
Afghanistan in Transition
Hope for the Future

Jonathan Wiggs

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Hello, my name is Jonathan Wiggs. Welcome to my essay on Afghanistan. I spent approximately six weeks covering events in the country for The Boston Globe. I found Afghanistan to be one of the most beautiful countries I've ever visited, despite all of the chaos and suffering. I was welcomed by the people, and I want to thank them for their gracious hospitality. I hope that in a small way, these pictures will somehow convey the difficulty of life in Afghanistan and the hope of its people.

A lone Afghan on a Bamiyan cliff at dusk.

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