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26 Jul 14 at 8 pm

warkadang:

Magnum Photos: Bamiyan province, Afghanistan

Photographs taken between 1992 and 2008 by Steve McCurry and Moises Saman. Click on each photo for the source/photographer.

Bamiyan is a province in the central highlands of Afghanistan, locally known as Hazarajat. Its population consists of predominately Hazaras, who make up the third largest ethnic group in Afghanistan. 

The province attracts tourists from around the world because of its visual and archaeological beauty, for example its series of six deep blue lakes (one of the few rare natural lakes in the world which are created by travertine systems) - known as the Band-e Amir lakes  - and the remains (niches) of the Buddhas of Bamiyan (built in 507 AD and 554 AD). The giant Buddhas were destroyed under a series of attacks by the Afghan King Amir Abdur Rahman Khan and later, the Taliban. In this set of photos, you can see how the Buddhas were gradually destroyed and completely obliterated. 

After years of war and mass-murder of its population rooted in ethnic/sectarian violence, the province of Bamiyan is now one of the four most secure provinces in Afghanistan, which stands in stark contrast with Bamiyan’s neighboring provinces in eastern Afghanistan, whom are extremely insecure. The cultural heritage and natural beauty of this province has helped it attract thousands of tourists from all around the world.

Info sources: xx, x, x, x, x

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tags: afghanistan  asia 
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26 Jul 14 at 12 pm

dastaanewatan:

PIA air-hostesses in the 1960s.

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tags: pakistan  asia 
dastaanewatan:

PIA air-hostesses in the 1960s.
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26 Jul 14 at 8 am

jeambo:

 ☿ - 
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26 Jul 14 at 4 am

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tags: style 
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25 Jul 14 at 8 pm

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tags: style 
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25 Jul 14 at 4 pm

sailormoonlife:

I knew it

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sailormoonlife:

I knew it
 7005
25 Jul 14 at 12 pm

azhxra:

me when i see a beard

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azhxra:


me when i see a beard
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25 Jul 14 at 4 am

vintageindianclothing:

Young married couple in Andhra-Rajahmundry, 1950s

In early decades of the 20th century, the posed studio portrait of the couple post the wedding was popular (X, X). By the 1950s the post wedding couple photograph looked something like the photograph today. Almost every Indian family is likely to have a similar photograph in their albums.

Re the sari see X.

vintageindianclothing:


Young married couple in Andhra-Rajahmundry, 1950s. 

In early decades of the 20th century, the posed studio portrait of the couple post the wedding was popular (X, X). By the 1950s the post wedding couple photograph looked something like the photograph today. Almost every Indian family is likely to have a similar photograph in their albums.
Re the sari see X.
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24 Jul 14 at 8 pm

sniffybutt:

this belongs in a musuem

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sniffybutt:

this belongs in a musuem
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24 Jul 14 at 4 pm

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tags: style 
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24 Jul 14 at 12 pm

envyhergoddess:

womenofgold:

writeswrongs:

Just so you know the oldest person in America is a black woman living in Detroit named Jeralean Talley. That’s right - she was born in 1899. That’s three centuries she’s lived in. She was on  bowling team till she was 104. She still goes to church. This woman saw prohibition, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, two world wars, a list of other dumb shit, all the way to the birth of the internet and of her great-great grandson, a child who’s 14 months old.

Incredible

This is great

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tags: usa  americas 
envyhergoddess:

womenofgold:

writeswrongs:

Just so you know the oldest person in America is a black woman living in Detroit named Jeralean Talley. That’s right - she was born in 1899. That’s three centuries she’s lived in. She was on  bowling team till she was 104. She still goes to church. This woman saw prohibition, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, two world wars, a list of other dumb shit, all the way to the birth of the internet and of her great-great grandson, a child who’s 14 months old.

Incredible

This is great
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24 Jul 14 at 4 am

colonelhathi:

bawling my eyes out

colonelhathi:

bawling my eyes out