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19

Mar

Could pomegranates replace opium for Afghan farmers?A nonprofit is turning the tide by working with the nation’s rural farmers to replace opium poppies with this much-coveted ‘super food.’

Could pomegranates replace opium for Afghan farmers?
A nonprofit is turning the tide by working with the nation’s rural farmers to replace opium poppies with this much-coveted ‘super food.’

26

Feb

Photo of the day: U.S. soldier showers earless puppy with cuddles
Sgt. Kelly Carmody of Fayetteville, N.C., cuddles the earless puppy while on patrol.
 
Unfortunately, dog fighting is a popular sport in Afghanistan, especially during the winter months. To prepare them for a life of dog fighting, puppies often have their ear flaps removed so that other dogs won’t latch onto them during a fight.

30

Jun

U.S. solider and stray cat save each other in AfghanistanKoshka the cat saved Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott’s life while he was serving in the war-torn country. The soldier knew he had to return the favor.

U.S. solider and stray cat save each other in Afghanistan
Koshka the cat saved Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott’s life while he was serving in the war-torn country. The soldier knew he had to return the favor.

29

Mar

U.S. solider and stray cat save each other in Afghanistan
Koshka the cat saved Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott’s life while he was serving in the war-torn country. The soldier knew he had to return the favor.

U.S. solider and stray cat save each other in Afghanistan

Koshka the cat saved Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott’s life while he was serving in the war-torn country. The soldier knew he had to return the favor.

20

Feb

Literacy advocate empowers young storytellers in AfghanistanQessa Academy promotes community development with help from social entrepreneur Selene Biffi.

Literacy advocate empowers young storytellers in Afghanistan
Qessa Academy promotes community development with help from social entrepreneur Selene Biffi.

07

Dec

Persian leopard spotted by camera trap in AfghanistanThe camera trap also snapped images of humans armed with guns, presumably for poaching.

Persian leopard spotted by camera trap in Afghanistan
The camera trap also snapped images of humans armed with guns, presumably for poaching.

15

Jun

Cursed number ‘39’ haunts car owners in AfghanistanOn license plates, the number ‘39,’ has become an unlikely synonym for ‘pimp’ and a mark of shame in this deeply conservative country.

Cursed number ‘39’ haunts car owners in Afghanistan
On license plates, the number ‘39,’ has become an unlikely synonym for ‘pimp’ and a mark of shame in this deeply conservative country.