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Rubbish tip and cemetery, Kabul

NIKON D80 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 54 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Kat from London, United Kingdom

wow, this is sad ... less the cemetery as such, more the rubbish in the foreground and the lonely men struggling to move uphill, carrying what from the outside looks like ... you know, a bit like some homeless people here who carry all they own in some few plastic bags ...

17 Sep 2009 11:55am

@Kat: Kat, many thanks for your comment. The old are well looked after by the family in Afghanistan. This gentleman was collecting plastic bottles for recycling. Most rubbish is recycled!

Reno from Madrid, Spain

Comme deux cimetières, l'un des déchets humains qui peuvent se recycler, l'autre de corps humains dont la mémoire, hélas, se perd bien souvent aux fonds des plus grandes banlieues de l'esprit.
Bon regard, et très bonne composition qui révèle beaucoup de notre des-humanisation.
(I hope you'll understand it...I can't express my self as well in english)

17 Sep 2009 12:13pm

@Reno: Many thanks Reno for your very considered comment.

Jenny from United Kingdom

Powerful image. I sat and looked at this for a long time.

17 Sep 2009 12:25pm

Masoud Nahali from Tehran, Iran

Death and Rubbish together !!? so painful for me. I hope better days for Afghanistan.

17 Sep 2009 2:06pm

@Masoud Nahali: Many thanks for your comment Massoud!

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Impressionnant

17 Sep 2009 2:49pm

NIKON D80
1/250 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
54 mm (35mm equiv.)