Photo Spotlight: Sometimes you walk
April 22nd, 2011
08:34 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: Sometimes you walk

Even with other transportation available, sometimes you have to walk. A man pushes his motorcycle and a boy leads a donkey through the Nawbahar District bazaar in the Zabul Province of Afghanistan.


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  1. kfa

    The devil has a special place for you...pos.

    May 12, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Myrna Band Sarasota

    the situation in in this area really needs us to review all the pertinent issues.

    April 26, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lindsey Graham

    We ought to make these people walk all the time and take away the few comforts they do have for opposing our occupation of their country and supporting the Taliban. Don't these people know that we have a right to be there and exploit their resources??? What's wrong with them anyway??? Gee whiz!!! I support Barack Obama on this.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. thino

    but freedom of choice under islam (limits of freedom due to opinion based morality)? vehicles are to propogate sucsess of obama? you are brainwashed/mentally insane. continue posting like this. you will only become more mentally unstable, and suscetpible to your soul (desires, haha). also stop talking about glorious afghanistan, which is unfortunate to have bad neighbors. (go back to your home/cesspool of ignorance/blindedness)

    April 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • thino

      i have no idea what you mean by saying india pretending to be freind of afghanistan. i never said that.

      translating the word choice?

      choice is a subsection of freedom : your choice to do something is a limit upon what you are able to do. Speech? speech is a forum of communication, through sound. allthough it can have different meanings. but as typical with you, i am asumming you mean DEFINE rather than TRANSLATE. translate to what? i gave you a definition as used today"\

      he had two choices. one was to go to the candy store, and the othe was to go to the park. this is his limit upon what he can do.

      i gave a speech on ///. i conveyed my message about /// through verbal means. language is just communication. you yourself give millions of different meanings to hindu and such. are you masquerading your hatred? anyways you lack proper sentence structure half the time, so it is hard for me to understand what you are sayign? (half sentances and runs ons).
      i'm the idiot when i'm providing you with proof? but you keep mounthing off calling me names? dream on.

      April 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pamiri

    the terrorism is not because of poverty because in Bamiyan where the people are very poor rather than people living in Helmand and other tribal areas, and also the governments in now and also in the past have not paid attention to their welfare , but people of Bamiyan are very peaceful and never you could find any terrrorist there , because this people of Bamiyan which is most of them is Hazara and few Tajiks they like their country and they work how to make their country and they are not listening from outsiders like Pakistan Iran Russia Arbaia and etc otherwise they very poor but they have the feeling of how to make their country and how to respect to human beings, and always since this country got the name of Afghanistan no one and no government have paid attention to them , especially this government and Karzai is does not like this people, even in a day many people have been killing by wild Taliban and their fathers Pakistanis in east and west of the country still the Karzai by support of some outsiders donate the assistance there, which all of them have wasted, death to Pakistan and their illegal sons in Afghanistan which one of them is Karzai the slave of ISI

    pamiri from Kabul

    April 24, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Kolawole Ajao

    The level of poverty in Afghanistan and its mountainous relief have qualified it as terrorists' stronghold.

    April 24, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Yes, how can these people be blaimed for hiding Osama? How can they be qualified dangerous ?
      Just a GOEBELS-STYLE PROPAGANDA could do it.

      April 24, 2011 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. BANGASH

    Afghans are very hard which they have proved during last three decades. This Photograph has a message to all human beings. This teenager with donkey and the elder with a motor cycle show how poor and backward in this new millinium they are and what this civilized and champions of human rights should have done for them. These barefooted in their mud houses had no power to invade USA on 9/11 and investigations too failed to find any Afghan involved in this and all attackers were from Middle East but despite this occupation of Afghanistan by USA under the banner of NATO / UNO show the real faces of all these big one of the world. Last ten years comparison leave no doubt in the victory of Afghans therefore these big one should realize that peace in Afghanistan is must for peace in the world.

    April 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      How right you are Bangash !
      Hopefully peace talking among the tribes, Karzai and US will be successfull !

      April 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • pamiri

        Karzai is the big terrorist and he needs to be lived like human being with his tribal areas so that us is forcing on them to show the way of living as human not as a wild as they do now

        April 24, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      Well said,BANGASH. Thank you.

      April 23, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      A cow says: Boooooooooow
      and a donkey replies: How right you are Bangash !

      Bangash, you should know Zabul is not capital of Afghanistan, it's Kabul !!! got it ? The Car we drive in kabul, you've never seen them in your f00king Dream !!! Afghans never been poor and will never be poor. Afghans are 100 times rich then Pakistani and Indians. Just Foreign countries are disturbing Afghans that's why we can not rebuild Afghanistan.

      If you are talking about afghan $, you better don't even think about it😉
      Afghans are no Indian, Indians are poor and Pakistanies are Poor but not Afghans.

      You should know Because of our $ Foreign countries are disturbing us !!!

      April 24, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Riza – you are ridicoulose, peopel in the photo are the typical aghans living in the villages, but you lived in Russia, and know just Kabul occupied by the americans.

        April 24, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Riza Afghan

        salerno, blah blah blah😉
        I am traveling to my home Kabul every 6 months, i don't think anyone occupied Kabul LoL
        Americans having military Bases in Pakistan/UAE/ Saudi Arabia and many other countries, that means Americans occupied those countries ???

        salerno, stop acting like a stupid, just get some information, i highly recommend Noobs like you to use wikipedia to get updated.

        And for your information, Kabul [Capital] full security is under Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police, no single American or ISAF is there, so you better stop providing wrong information.

        And i am fully aware how Kabul residents are living because i am spending 1-2 month every year there with my Lovely Family in Karte 3 near Pole Sorkh Road😉 Loving my weekly Afghan Kebab 12 lines )))

        salerno, please i am requesting you not to provide wrong information specially about the location where i live [ Capital ] Kabul because i am 100% aware what's going on there.

        Kabul is fully secure and i personally myself invite you to have a visit to Kabul city and enjoy around and have some Kebab sticks🙂 you will love it😉 HOT and FRESH Afghani Kebab and friendly Afghani people.😀

        I swear to god, sometimes i think Kabul is more peaceful than Moscow city, Moscow is having more terror then Kabul LMAO😛

        I am not talking about Terrorist Attacks, i am talking about People terrorizing each other, killing by knife, Skin heads killing each other, killing for $, ripping off people. lots of tactics which is not in Kabul.

        Any way, personally myself i never give information about Washington DC & New York or Toronto because i never lived there, so i recommend you to do the same if you don't know about Kabul or any other city.

        April 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Riza – You are providing false information as Kabul is not secure as you say. Last week 12 people were killed including 8 UN workers. few months ago school girls were hit by gas, and so on. You are clearly one sided. I trust more waht Bangash is saying as he speaks iike a true Afghan. I trust the Rawa organization, why they are so against US occupation ?
        Even you criticized the americans for the civilian killed. It will not be easy to get rid of them. Even Germany and Italy are still forced to have military basis in their country after 60 years and their foreign policy is coharted. The only positive is that they have better condition of life.

        April 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. pamiri

    Now you can imigane, even you have motercycle but still,

    April 23, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |