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Little Pamir, Afghanistan

Sheep, Afghanistan Photograph by Matthieu Paley, National Geographic

Mazar-e-sharif, Afghanistan | 1,000,000 Places

Mazar-e-sharif, Afghanistan | 1,000,000 Places

A photograph of Afghan warriors and their weapons taken by Scottish photographer Fred Bremner in 1895 near Quetta.

A photograph of Afghan warriors and their weapons taken by Scottish photographer Fred Bremner in 1895 near Quetta.

(Kuwayama) Afghanistan from the window of a military transport aircraft. Photographed on October 26, 2010.

(Kuwayama) Afghanistan from the window of a military transport aircraft. Photographed on October 26, 2010.

(Teru Kuwayama) Staff Sergeant Ysidiro Gonzales, surrounded by fellow Marines from Alpha company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, at OP Kunjak, Helmand province, Afghanistan.

(Teru Kuwayama) Staff Sergeant Ysidiro Gonzales, surrounded by fellow Marines from Alpha company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, at OP Kunjak, Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Stands Alone by Ryan Spencer Reed, via Kickstarter.

Ryan Spencer Reed is raising funds for Afghanistan: Stands Alone on Kickstarter! Photographer Ryan Spencer Reed to chronicle cousin's battalion: the modern-day Band of Brothers' final deployment in Afghanistan.

Photo by Teru Kuwayama | Battlespace

Battlespace is an exhibition of photographs from Iraq and Afghanistan, also on display at Gallery FCB in New York City.

A Tibetan nomad family from the Amdo region of Golok. The Amdo region is underrated and is a great place to experience traditional Tibetan culture.

Buzkachi I. Kyrgyz men steers their horses in a game of buzkashi, a competition akin to polo — except a headless goat carcass takes the place of the ball. (Matthieu Paley).

Kyrgyz men steer their horses in a game of buzkashi, a competition akin to polo — except a headless goat carcass takes the place of the ball.

high up in the snowy mountains of China

2011 Winner Jeff Fuchs' Ancient Salt Route: Jeff's yak caravan moves along the north ridge of the sacred Amne Machin range. Photo by Jeff Fuchs.

Incredible Mongolian Nomad photography by Hamid Sardar

Through his photos of the nomadic Dukha people in northern Mongolia, photographer and scholar Hamid Sardar-Afkhami gives us an unprecedented look into the everyday lives of a people that rely on herds of migrating reindeer for their day-to-day existence.

(Gardi) Lieutenant Robert Rain holds a letter he received from an Afghan man during a tribal meeting or shura with villagers of Kunder in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on October 27, 2010.This hand-written statement was given to the man by the commander of the previous US Marines unit acknowledging the death of the man’s daughter, provided so the man could prove the loss and ask for compensation in the future.

(Gardi) Lieutenant Robert Rain holds a letter he received from an Afghan man during a tribal meeting or shura with villagers of Kunder in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on October 27, 2010.This hand-written statement was given to the man by the commander of the previous US Marines unit acknowledging the death of the man’s daughter, provided so the man could prove the loss and ask for compensation in the future.

(Kuwayama) Nowzad district, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Seen through the window of a USMC MRAP (mine resistant armor protected vehicle) enroute from COP (combat outpost) Dehanna to COP Cafferetta. Photographed on January 9, 2011.

(Kuwayama) Nowzad district, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Seen through the window of a USMC MRAP (mine resistant armor protected vehicle) enroute from COP (combat outpost) Dehanna to COP Cafferetta. Photographed on January 9, 2011.

US Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, upon being shot at from a nearby compound, return fire with a Javelin missile. Photographed at OP (observation post) Kunjak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, October 10, 2010.    The Javelin shoulder-fired missile system. At $100,000 a pop, it’s not the most cost effective way of making your point, but it does make the neighbors pay attention.

US Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, upon being shot at from a nearby compound, return fire with a Javelin missile. Photographed at OP (observation post) Kunjak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, October 10, 2010. The Javelin shoulder-fired missile system. At $100,000 a pop, it’s not the most cost effective way of making your point, but it does make the neighbors pay attention.

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