Bamiyan Local Customs

  • Innocent Hazara girl
    Innocent Hazara girl
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  • Unveiled
    Unveiled
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    Group photo
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    Smiles given is a smile gotten

    by mi5chelle Written Jun 18, 2004

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    smiling curious Hazara

    In addition to shaking hands and then placing your right hand over your heart, smiling is the best way to greet.

    Universally speaking, if you smile at someone they almost invariably will smile back and that's always a great ice breaker if you don't speak the language.

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    The Hazaras

    by hongmingd Written Oct 8, 2003
    Fascination

    Everybody gettig in on the act. Notice the 3rd guy on the right with the moustache. His eyes are crossed. We noticed this phenomenon all around many of the people in the Band-E-Amir area, and suspected it was a genetic thing being passed on to each generation.

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    Play Time

    by hongmingd Updated Oct 7, 2003
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    Young Afghan kid trying on my glasses. As you can see, many Afghans look caucasian in nature as well as the more distinctive ethnic groups such as the Hazaras. Afghanis are made up of many ethnic groups. Hazara,Uzbek,Tajik and Pathans etc

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    Bamiyan Children

    by hongmingd Updated Oct 7, 2003
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    The bunch of kids who hijacked us on the way to the cliffs. Armed and dangerous, with a mission to get hold of my glasses to try on and be photographed wearing. Notice how his glasses make the rounds between each person. Such a funny meeting.

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    Innocence

    by hongmingd Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    Innocent Hazara girl

    Many of the current inhabitants of Bamiyan are re-setttled refugees from the sprawling refugee camps in North West Pakistan or from other areas. Some old timers exist in the village. But the Taliban massacred most of the male Hazara population of Bamiyan in the late 1990's in an attempt at ethnic cleansing, leaving the town battered, bruised and bloodied. Hopefully this child will grow up without the sound of gun shots and bombs exploding.

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    Lovely Hazara Children

    by hongmingd Written Oct 7, 2003
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    Spike!! Obviously the cult of thrash metal has made it's way to Bamiyan.

    Children were clearly the easiest people to photograph in Afghanistan as they are exempt from many of the laws regarding such things (certainly for Women). So here is a rare glimpse of the unique Afghan face before 13, after which most Girls (certainly in rural areas) wear at least a head veil in public.

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    Afghan Tourists

    by hongmingd Written Oct 8, 2003
    Spectrum

    An Afghan family on a day out at the Lake. This lake is a favorit picknik spot for locals, but avoid to visit in winter time, as it could be extremely dangerous.

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