some of the viewers want to know about "grave" and "cages". it must be consider under its' cultural context. in the cemeteries of these countries some facts makes different between the shapes of graves and it refers to dead man's social-religious background and the quality of death. in this shot all of the black points are pieces of rocks they put on top of the dead one(without cages) they are usual people with usual death, and the other ones have cage are honorable and alive families respect to them with this action.
what is very amazing for me in this shot is an alive human body beside of the dead ones, it is something like talking with death. so look like to Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.
AMAZING PHOTO...LOOKS LIKE A PEN AND INK WITH JUST A SPLASH OF COLOR. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW COLD IT MUST BE!
Interesting photograph in many ways, your eye goes to the snow, then the cages around the graves, the leaning tree, the different shapes,........... almost seems to be a pen and ink drawing. All seems restful and quiet and suddenly we spot one lone live person walking through the cemetery. To me a very peaceful picture.
At first i thought all cages are black then i saw blue and green.love this doted appearance i could have never guessed what it is without the comment.
The caption, "An Afghan man walks in the Karte Sakhi Cemetery during a snowfall in Kabul, Afghanistan, on February 4, 2013." totally fails to represent the picture.....
Beautiful photo! Originally, cages such as these were used to keep grave robbers from removing bodies of fresh cadavers for use in medical schools. :-)
Very very nice Viva Ali Hamed Haghdoust
@Shannon T I think they use cages to protect the graves and as a way of respecting the dead men.
@Lauren Haupt I like your idea.
@Lauren Haupt these cages use for protect of grave's stone.
@Zola Haddadi-f really nice
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