And there is much like this.
This in the northernwestern part of Kabul Province.
The mountains jut out of the level plain and form a bowl around the valley.
Desert road through barren landscape.
This picture shows two things, the bed for the new road taking shape and a sense of scale.
You can see for miles and the distances can be deceptive.
A woman tends the family flock.
Villagers getting organized for the day's work. They were repairing the mud walls on this day and improving the irrigation ditches. Note the trees in the background. We are no longer in the desert.
Martyr's graves are distinguished with green or red flags.
This is a martyr who died during the Soviet occupation.
Another farm. Poplar trees like these lining the field are very common.