A billboard in the neighbourhood of Nawabadi Guzargah promoting the Afghan police. April 2012.

A billboard in the neighbourhood of Nawabadi Guzargah promoting the Afghan police. April 2012.

 Afshari Darulaman, June 2010. 

Afshari Darulaman, June 2010. 

 Kart-e-Naw, December 2011.

Kart-e-Naw, December 2011.

 The road to and from the airport as viewed from Bibi Mehroo hill. April 2012.

The road to and from the airport as viewed from Bibi Mehroo hill. April 2012.

 The Old City, December 2010.

The Old City, December 2010.

 Shirpur, December 2010.

Shirpur, December 2010.

 Kids at a drinks stall selling black market alcohol. Maslakh, April 2008. 

Kids at a drinks stall selling black market alcohol. Maslakh, April 2008. 

 Kabul city centre, January 2011. 

Kabul city centre, January 2011. 

 The Russian Cultural Centre, which was destroyed during the 1992-1996 civil war.   July 2012.

The Russian Cultural Centre, which was destroyed during the 1992-1996 civil war. 

July 2012.

 The view of Kart-e-Char and Kart-e-Se from Guzargah, December 2010.

The view of Kart-e-Char and Kart-e-Se from Guzargah, December 2010.

 Near Pul-e-Sorkhta during Muharram, December 2010.

Near Pul-e-Sorkhta during Muharram, December 2010.

 Aliabad, December 2011.

Aliabad, December 2011.

 Abdul Baqir, a policeman during the communist era, at home in a derelict building near the US Embassy. February 2010.

Abdul Baqir, a policeman during the communist era, at home in a derelict building near the US Embassy. February 2010.

 Abdul Baqir's clock, February 2010.

Abdul Baqir's clock, February 2010.

 Khoshal Khan, January 2011.

Khoshal Khan, January 2011.

 Koli Hashmat Khan, November 2010.

Koli Hashmat Khan, November 2010.

 Kart-e-Char, December 2010.

Kart-e-Char, December 2010.

 Mushtaq Noori, bookseller. July 2012.

Mushtaq Noori, bookseller. July 2012.

 Kart-e-Naw, September 2011.

Kart-e-Naw, September 2011.

 Former refugees living in a derelict building in Kart-e-Naw after moving back to Afghanistan from Pakistan. January 2009.

Former refugees living in a derelict building in Kart-e-Naw after moving back to Afghanistan from Pakistan. January 2009.

 Agha Mohammed (left) had been living in Pakistan prior to the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan. He now lives in a derelict building once used as kindergarten. "When we cam back to Afghanistan we were very optimistic that we would have our own house and the country would be peaceful. But when we arrived there was nothing," he said.  February 2010.

Agha Mohammed (left) had been living in Pakistan prior to the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan. He now lives in a derelict building once used as kindergarten. "When we cam back to Afghanistan we were very optimistic that we would have our own house and the country would be peaceful. But when we arrived there was nothing," he said.

February 2010.

 Chilsitoon, December 2010.

Chilsitoon, December 2010.

 A view of the Silo, September 2011.

A view of the Silo, September 2011.

 Between Dashti Barchi and Pul-e-Sorkhta during Muharram, December 2010.

Between Dashti Barchi and Pul-e-Sorkhta during Muharram, December 2010.

 Mohammed Niam, a psychiatric patient. September 2006.

Mohammed Niam, a psychiatric patient. September 2006.

 Mikroryan Awal, September 2009.

Mikroryan Awal, September 2009.

 A derelict building in Darulaman used by internally displaced families from Kunduz. December 2009.

A derelict building in Darulaman used by internally displaced families from Kunduz. December 2009.

 Boxers, Ghazi Stadium. April 2009.

Boxers, Ghazi Stadium. April 2009.

 Sharifa Sherzad Allahdad, provincial councillor. December 2009.

Sharifa Sherzad Allahdad, provincial councillor. December 2009.

 The Old City, December 2010.

The Old City, December 2010.

 Chicken Street, Shahr-e-Naw. December 2009.

Chicken Street, Shahr-e-Naw. December 2009.

 Dashti Barchi, December 2010.

Dashti Barchi, December 2010.

 The view towards Afshar from Guzargah, December 2010

The view towards Afshar from Guzargah, December 2010

 The Old City, December 2010.

The Old City, December 2010.

 Reza Husseini, artist. July 2012.

Reza Husseini, artist. July 2012.

 Taymani, January 2011.

Taymani, January 2011.

 Shirpur, February 2011.

Shirpur, February 2011.

 Dayan Singh Anjaan, a member of Kabul's dwindling Sikh community. Khair Khana, January 2009.

Dayan Singh Anjaan, a member of Kabul's dwindling Sikh community. Khair Khana, January 2009.

 Kart-e-Char, Kabul. December 2010.

Kart-e-Char, Kabul. December 2010.

 Banners on display in Koti Sangi during Muharram. December 2011.

Banners on display in Koti Sangi during Muharram. December 2011.

 The Old City, December 2010.

The Old City, December 2010.

 Kabul Zoo, November 2008.

Kabul Zoo, November 2008.

 A gym in Shahr-e-Naw. May 2008.

A gym in Shahr-e-Naw. May 2008.

 The view towards Company and the road south to Kandahar. April 2012.

The view towards Company and the road south to Kandahar. April 2012.

 Dashti Barchi, September 2012.

Dashti Barchi, September 2012.

 Kolola Pushta, January 2010.

Kolola Pushta, January 2010.

 Kabul River, January 2011.

Kabul River, January 2011.

 Rahmatullah at home with his wife and children in a derelict building near the US Embassy.  February 2010.

Rahmatullah at home with his wife and children in a derelict building near the US Embassy.  February 2010.

 Jadi Maiwand, January 2011.

Jadi Maiwand, January 2011.

 Darulaman, March 2009.

Darulaman, March 2009.

 A psychiatric patent, February 2010.

A psychiatric patent, February 2010.

 Hamid Karzai and his two vice presidents, Mohammed Qasim Fahim (left) and Abdul Karim Khalili (right).   Sharokay Haji Nabi, January 2011.

Hamid Karzai and his two vice presidents, Mohammed Qasim Fahim (left) and Abdul Karim Khalili (right). 

Sharokay Haji Nabi, January 2011.

 Maqbara-e-Timur Shah, January 2011.

Maqbara-e-Timur Shah, January 2011.

 Kabul River, January 2011.

Kabul River, January 2011.

 Deh Mehzang, February 2010.

Deh Mehzang, February 2010.

 Behind the Russian Embassy, September 2011.

Behind the Russian Embassy, September 2011.

 Boxers, Ghazi Stadium. April 2009.

Boxers, Ghazi Stadium. April 2009.

 Pir Mohammed Karwan, poet. September 2011.

Pir Mohammed Karwan, poet. September 2011.

 Former refugees at home in a derelict building in Deh Mazang. February 2010.

Former refugees at home in a derelict building in Deh Mazang. February 2010.

 Tapa-e-Taj Beg, November 2011.

Tapa-e-Taj Beg, November 2011.

 Pul-e Sorkh, September 2011.

Pul-e Sorkh, September 2011.

 The view north from TV Hill. March 2012.

The view north from TV Hill. March 2012.

 The tomb of Sayyid Jamaluddin al-Afghani, writer and pan-Islamist. Kabul University, February 2011

The tomb of Sayyid Jamaluddin al-Afghani, writer and pan-Islamist. Kabul University, February 2011

 Jangalak, November 2011.

Jangalak, November 2011.

 Mohammed Bakhir Sheikh Zada, MP for Kabul. September 2010.

Mohammed Bakhir Sheikh Zada, MP for Kabul. September 2010.

 Jangalak, November 2011.

Jangalak, November 2011.

 Pul-e-Sorkhta, August 2009.

Pul-e-Sorkhta, August 2009.

 The tomb of king Zahir Shah and his father, Nader Shah. January 2011.

The tomb of king Zahir Shah and his father, Nader Shah. January 2011.

 Ghulam Sakhi at home in a derelict building in Deh Mazang, February 2010.

Ghulam Sakhi at home in a derelict building in Deh Mazang, February 2010.

 Ghazi Stadium, December 2012.

Ghazi Stadium, December 2012.

 Kart-e-Sakhi, January 2009.

Kart-e-Sakhi, January 2009.

 Near Kart-e-Ariana, May 2009.

Near Kart-e-Ariana, May 2009.

 Mirajan Sahiki, minister in the Mujahideen government. November 2011.

Mirajan Sahiki, minister in the Mujahideen government. November 2011.

 Chilsitoon, January 2012.

Chilsitoon, January 2012.

 One of the many Afghans who have returned from Pakistan since the 2001 US-led invasion and now find themselves living in derelict buildings in Kabul. Deh Mazang, February 2010.

One of the many Afghans who have returned from Pakistan since the 2001 US-led invasion and now find themselves living in derelict buildings in Kabul. Deh Mazang, February 2010.

 Near Darulaman, May 2010.

Near Darulaman, May 2010.

 The Old City, December 2010.

The Old City, December 2010.

 Reza Jafari, 22, a drug user for eight years. He started out smoking hash while living in Iran. After returning to live in Afghanistan he began injecting heroin.  The Nejat Centre, June 2009.

Reza Jafari, 22, a drug user for eight years. He started out smoking hash while living in Iran. After returning to live in Afghanistan he began injecting heroin.

The Nejat Centre, June 2009.

 Recovering drug addicts. The Nejat Centre, June 2009.

Recovering drug addicts. The Nejat Centre, June 2009.

 Bibi Mehroo hill, July 2010.

Bibi Mehroo hill, July 2010.

 Wazir Akbar Khan, February 2013.

Wazir Akbar Khan, February 2013.

 Drug addicts in the ruins of the Russian Cultural Centre. February 2009.

Drug addicts in the ruins of the Russian Cultural Centre. February 2009.

 Kart-e-Sakhi, February 2011.

Kart-e-Sakhi, February 2011.

 Preparing for a dog fight. Eid Gah, February 2011.

Preparing for a dog fight. Eid Gah, February 2011.

 On the road to Shomali, September 2011.

On the road to Shomali, September 2011.

 North Kabul, including the airport, as viewed from Bib Mehroo hill. April 2012.

North Kabul, including the airport, as viewed from Bib Mehroo hill. April 2012.

 The view towards Afshar from Guzargah, December 2010

The view towards Afshar from Guzargah, December 2010

 Female boxers, Ghazi Stadium. February 2011.

Female boxers, Ghazi Stadium. February 2011.

 Chilsitoon, January 2012.

Chilsitoon, January 2012.

 Near Kohi Aliabad, September 2011.

Near Kohi Aliabad, September 2011.

 Shah Do Shamshira mosque, February 2011.

Shah Do Shamshira mosque, February 2011.

 Kart-e-Char, 

Kart-e-Char, 

 The Ministry of Communication, April 2013.

The Ministry of Communication, April 2013.

 Shirpur, February 2011.

Shirpur, February 2011.

 Gul Zaman, psychiatric patient. February 2012.

Gul Zaman, psychiatric patient. February 2012.

 Darulaman, December 2009. 

Darulaman, December 2009. 

 Near Darulaman, March 2011.

Near Darulaman, March 2011.

 Chindawul, November 2009.

Chindawul, November 2009.

 A view of Kart-e-Sakhi from TV Hill, March 2012.

A view of Kart-e-Sakhi from TV Hill, March 2012.

 Aliabad, December 2011.

Aliabad, December 2011.

 Kart-e-Char, February 2011.

Kart-e-Char, February 2011.

 Saray Shomali, December 2011.

Saray Shomali, December 2011.

 Koti Sangi, December 2011.

Koti Sangi, December 2011.

 The main road north. December 2011.

The main road north. December 2011.

 Zabolon Simantov, the last member of Afghanistan's once thriving Jewish community. Photographed in the country's only remaining synagogue.  Shahr-e-Naw, February 2009.

Zabolon Simantov, the last member of Afghanistan's once thriving Jewish community. Photographed in the country's only remaining synagogue.

Shahr-e-Naw, February 2009.

 Behind the Russian Embassy, September 2011.

Behind the Russian Embassy, September 2011.

 Jadi Maiwand, September 2011.

Jadi Maiwand, September 2011.

 Chilsitoon, January 2012

Chilsitoon, January 2012

 Chilsitoon, January 2012.

Chilsitoon, January 2012.

 Mohammed Gul, psychiatric patients. February 2012.

Mohammed Gul, psychiatric patients. February 2012.

 Jangalak, November 2011.

Jangalak, November 2011.

 Shirpur, February 2012.

Shirpur, February 2012.

 Shirpur, December 2010.

Shirpur, December 2010.

 Mustafa Sakhizada, 24. A heroin addict. December 2012.

Mustafa Sakhizada, 24. A heroin addict. December 2012.

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 Shahr-e-Naw, November 2010.

Shahr-e-Naw, November 2010.

 Drug addicts in the ruins of the Russian Cultural Centre. February 2009.

Drug addicts in the ruins of the Russian Cultural Centre. February 2009.

 Khoshal Khan, March 2011.

Khoshal Khan, March 2011.

 Shahr-e-Naw, November 2010.

Shahr-e-Naw, November 2010.

 The Russian Cultural Centre, November 2010.

The Russian Cultural Centre, November 2010.

 Pul-e Sorkhta, December 2011.

Pul-e Sorkhta, December 2011.

 Shahrara, December 2011.

Shahrara, December 2011.

 Khoshal Khan, January 2011.

Khoshal Khan, January 2011.

 The view from Guzargah towards Bagh-e-Babur, December 2010

The view from Guzargah towards Bagh-e-Babur, December 2010

 The Bala Hissar, February 2012.

The Bala Hissar, February 2012.

 The view from Tapa Nader Khan, Kabul. January 2011.

The view from Tapa Nader Khan, Kabul. January 2011.