August 14th, 2010
06:25 AM ET

Photo spotlight: Herding sheep

An Afghan girl herds her sheep in front of the Darul-Aman Palace outside Kabul.  A massive monument built in the 1920s, the palace was left empty for years, before being successively destroyed by fire, turned into a museum, used as a defence ministry and shelled by the Mujahideen after the Soviets left.  Now it is a spectacular vacant behemoth.


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