November 30, 2013

Karte Sakhi Cemetery, Kabul

Photograph by Ali Hamed Haghdoust, Your Shot

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An Afghan man walks in the Karte Sakhi Cemetery during a snowfall in Kabul, Afghanistan, on February 4, 2013.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? The blanket of snow allows the eye to fully take in the grave markers, appreciating not only their shapes but also the seemingly random way they are placed. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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37 comments
B. Plummer
B. Plummer

Beautiful in a perverse sort of way. It almost looks like a pencil drawing.

Saeed Aghai
Saeed Aghai

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. 

Saeed Aghai
Saeed Aghai

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. 

Steven G.
Steven G.

Such abstract beauty. I don't wanna read the caption on this one. Lovely.

Megan Rogers
Megan Rogers

This was a great photo I felt as though I was there!

leslie taylor
leslie taylor

AMAZING PHOTO...LOOKS LIKE A PEN AND INK WITH JUST A SPLASH OF COLOR.  I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW COLD IT MUST BE!

Shannon T
Shannon T

Do they have a problem with grave robbing. Why are so many of the graves in cages?

Maubouché Simone
Maubouché Simone

Quel choc… Vue tellement improbable mais superbe. Bravo à Alexa Keefe…

Janice H.
Janice H.

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.

Once again
Once again

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.

Philip Jeddore
Philip Jeddore

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.....

Charles Johnstone
Charles Johnstone

Beautiful photo!  Originally, cages such as these were used to keep grave robbers from removing bodies of fresh cadavers for use in medical schools.  :-)

Patrick Maundu
Patrick Maundu

Good photo - like the randomness but must be a hard job burying in winter in Kabul!

jm sajwan
jm sajwan

Cool.....

icey.....

Graves.....

Meeting/Melting  of elements

Farshid Yăzdi
Farshid Yăzdi


@Shannon T  I think they use cages to protect the graves and as a way of respecting the dead men.

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