May 22, 2010

Afghan National Policeman, Kabul

Photograph by Shashwat Saraf, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

It was very strange to see an Afghan National Police officer manning the completely destroyed and abandoned Darul Laman Palace in Kabul. Darul Aman was built during the 1920s as a part of the reformist King Amanullah Khan's modernization drive. It is an imposing neoclassical building on a hilltop overlooking a flat, dusty valley in the western part of the Afghan capital.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

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