Spring In Afghanistan

Anna Badkhen

The Lost Villages

Saying goodbye to a once-friendly land, now taken without a fight by the Taliban.

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A One-Man Insurgency

How a young Afghan went from policeman to murderer to saint.

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A Groom’s Tale

In rural Afghanistan, girls aren't the only ones getting married too young.

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Trauma Center

How do you bring peace to a country where everyone has PTSD and the only therapy is prayer?

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The Fight Goes On

In Afghanistan, bin Laden's dead and the Taliban don't care.

Anna Badkhen

The Gorge of Many Sorrows

Every month, 40 Afghans are killed or injured by Soviet-era land mines. Meet two of them.

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Living on Afghan Time

If you count out time in millennia, ending a 10-year war becomes a lot more complicated.

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The Tale of Forty Maidens

From ancient legend to last week, in Afghanistan, even a castle can't keep women safe.

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Cold and Violent

In the first installment of a regular weekly dispatch, Anna Badkhen returns to Northern Afghanistan to find a freezing, chaotic place.

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