Local traditions and culture in Afghanistan

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    so the story goes...

    by husain Updated Sep 18, 2002

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    one afghan to another-
    A-i shot and killed a man today.
    B-why?
    A-his great great great grandfather killed my great great great grandfather...
    B- why are you so impatient??
    .

    afghanisthan is made up of many ethnic groups, and often the enimity between groups of people can last longer than you could imagine.

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    Be very sensitive to what your...

    by allyborwick Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Be very sensitive to what your host tells you, but here are a few basics. (mostly for women)
    1. Never look a man in the eyes, and never attempt to touch a man you are not married to.
    2. Always have your head and shoulders covered, and wear longsleeved dresses and loose pants
    3. Avoid the religious police and do not travel alone
    4. Afghans are wonderfully hospitable but please be aware that it is illegal under the Taliban to visit an Afghan home or to invite them to yours.

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    A important part of afghan...

    by Narviking Written Aug 25, 2002

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    A important part of afghan culture is the music and my afghan friend used to sing in Radio Afghanistan. Music was strongly restricted from 1992 and became totally banned by Taliban in 1996. Now music is once again allowed.
    PHOTO: MY FRIEND SING IN THE STUDIOS OF RADIO AFGHANISTAN IN THE 'GOOD OLD DAYS'....

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    PHOTO : Refugees At UNCHR's...

    by AliJoe Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    PHOTO : Refugees At UNCHR's Refugee Camp, Peshawar. The Faces Who Are Longing For PEACE.....Hoping and Waiting which is Never End Story...

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