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1st image: A butcher outside his shop, #Afghanistan, 2002.
2nd image: A shopkeeper reads the paper, #Kabul, 1998.
3rd image: Women at a jewelry shop, #Kunduz, 2002.
4th image: Women shop for shoes, #Kabul, 1992.


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“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
- Martha Graham.
1st image: #Accra, #Ghana, 2017.
2nd image: #Shanghai, #China, 1989.
3rd image: #Rome, #Italy, 2016.
4th image: #Croatia, former #Yugoslavia, 1989.
5th image: Sunset Boulevard, Silverlake, #LosAngeles, #California, 1991.


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An Afghan dentist crafts a set of dentures in the old quarter of Qandahar. Few Afghans will visit a dentist in their lifetime. I had walked past this shop many days, and happened to meet him as he arrived at his shop at five thirty in the morning on his bicycle. #Kandahar, #Afghanistan, 1998.


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A Tibetan family sits around a fire that warms their morning tea while the mother churns yak butter. Through the smoke of their living space, the light from a window creates a slice of time. #Shigatse, #Tibet, 1989.


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A husband and wife feed white doves on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Blue Mosque. Mazar-i-Sharif, #Afghanistan, 1991.


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Communist party election symbols. #Calcutta, #India, 1996.


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"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers,
is contained in the dog."
– Franz Kafka, “Investigations of the Dog.”
1st image: #Kolkata, #India, 2013.
2nd image: Tea plantation, Near Nuwara Eliya, #SriLanka, 1995.
3rd image: #India, 1996.
Check out my new blog, Our Link to Paradise, to see more images of dogs around the world.


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Kuchi Shepherd with a henna-dyed beard. #Kashmir, #India, 1995


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"Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time." - Grace Abbott

1st image: #Kabul, #Afghanistan, 2006
2nd image: #Rajasthan, #India, 2008
3rd image: #Afghanistan, 2002
4th image: #Pul i Khumri, #Afghanistan, 2003


Steve McCurry

I remember as a teenager learning about a voyage that Charles Darwin took on the HMS Beagle. For five years, he joined the expedition which allowed him to explore the coast of South America and the islands including the Galápagos. His spirit of adventure and enormous curiosity impacted everything he did for the rest of his life.

My two trips to Galapagos were different than any shoot in my career. It was fun to photograph animals in their habitat, which in many ways has been unchanged since Darwin's time. #Galapagos, #Ecuador


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4th generation pastoralist Ian Fargher rides his motorcycle with his Australian Kelpies. These dogs help herd his sheep in Flinders Ranges, #Angorichina, #Australia, 2018.


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Children on their way to school. #Mumbai, #India, 1996.