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Kabul traffic. Where the same ride can take between 15 mins and 2 hrs. Thanks to blast walls blocking streets to protect some, unexpected road closures for "VIP" passage, and more. With daily sticky bomb explosions, being stuck in traffic, especially near a police or army car—regular targets—is yet another source of fear for Kabul residents. 01.18.21. #kabul #afghanistan #shotoniphone #daily #streetphotography #cars #traffic #bike @everydaykabul #everydayafg #everydayeverywhere
"The Taliban only take their taxes, but the government take taxes and also our products” said the owner of Milko, a dairy company in Kandahar, who has to tread a careful line with both camps to survive. Milko supplies some of the most dangerous towns in southern Afghanistan, such as Zabol, Ghazni and Lashkar Gah, encircled by Taliban territory. But its biggest challenge is often corrupt local police… From my piece for @AFP . 9.20.20. #Kandahar #Business #Taliban #Afghanistan @everydayafg @everydaykandahar #factory
Twice a day, farmers—or their sons—come here to sell their cows’ milk to a dairy company in southern Afghanistan, despite the volatile security situation. Set up in rural Arghandab district of Kandahar province, this collection point had to close during a brief taliban takeover after our visit. But the farmers came back. Nesar Ahmad, 35, owns two cows. He said that, by buying his milk, the company, Milko, helps him and dozens of fellow villagers survive—while the government doesn’t. “Many people have found work. Even people who didn’t have a house now have one.” In total, around 700 farmers sell their milk at the company’s seven collection points, located across the province. 9.30.20. #Arghandab #kandahar #afghanistan #milk #farm @everydaykandahar  #everydayeverywhere @everydayafg
"Les talibans prennent seulement leurs taxes, mais le gouvernement en plus des taxes prend aussi nos produits", déplore le propriétaire de la laiterie Milko, à Kandahar, qui continue à se développer malgré la violence et la corruption environnantes. La laiterie ravitaille des villes parmi les plus dangereuses du Sud afghan, comme Zabol, Ghazni et Lashkar Gah, enserrées dans des territoires talibans. Mais, plus que les combats, c'est la police locale que Khan, 21 ans, chauffeur pour Milko, redoute. "Ils me créent des problèmes, me demandent de l’argent (...) et si je n’en ai pas, ils veulent (me prendre) mes marchandises", s'indigne-t-il. Mon article pour @AFP . 9.20.20. #Kandahar #Business #Taliban #Afghanistan @everydaykandahar @everydayafg #factory
At Kandahar’s first female gym, some women come in secret. “HATERS GONNA HATE” one can read on the sweatpants of a member. “Everyday I listen to criticism about this place … and then I come anyway” said a 26 yo teacher. “It releases tension. When I have problems at home I can come here” Rangina added. “Only my sister and my mother know about this place” Zibunnisa, a trainer, said. The gym was launched by activist Mariam Durrani (picture 4) : “There is a possibility that with a Taliban return, restrictions could be imposed on women” she said. “If they create challenges then we will fight it”. 9.29.20. #Kandahar #Afghanistan #gym #sport #womensrights #women #fitness @everydaykandahar @everydayafg
The US "spy balloons" watching over Kandahar. Pics taken within minutes while driving back to the city. These military surveillance balloons watch over Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan. Above my house too. Many locals know, or at least fear, they are being watched over constantly. Some do not want to sleep on their roofs anymore. Meant to watch over insurgents and prevent other threats, US stayed secretive, and their exact capacities are classified. Do they record video of everything in details? Hint : according to a documentary, US Army has recommended to fly the blimp "as much as possible even if the camera systems/feed is broken. Insurgents and Local Nationals alike believe the blimp can see everything and will act differently when it is up". I highly recommend watching this amazing short doc "The Above" about these blimps, by #kirstenjohnson for @theintercept ‘s @fieldofvision —on their website. Pics taken 9.30.20. #kandahar #USA #military #surveillance #blimp #balloon #afghanistan #kandahar #streetphotography #onassignment #photography #spy #tech @everydaykandahar @everydayafg
Morning sitting next to a traditional hand-crafted clay oven—used to make Afghan bread—in a street full of shops where these are made and sold. Kabul. 3.7.21. #bread #afghanistan #everyday #kabul #chilling #everydayafg @everydayafg @everydaykabul #everydaystreet #streetphotography #everydaykabul #handmade #clay @everydayasia #everydayeverywhere #everydaylife @everydayeverywhere #nofilter
Late night in Kandahar's relatively safe and modern Aino Mina neighborhood. 10.1.20. #Kandahar #afghanistan #afghanistan🇦🇫 #picnic #everyday #everydayafg #store #streetphotography @everydaykandahar @everydayafg
Afghan bakeries are by far what reminds me most of France. They are everywhere. But here, they are more than just shops. You can see people interact, prepare the bread, and they remain open until very late. One of my favorite feature of the country. There is something really comforting about their presence, alight days and nights. A piece of bread cost 10AFS— around $0.12. Seems not much to many of lucky us, but is a lot to most in the country. I hope one day, a piece of bread will seem cheap to all Afghans. Kandahar. 10.1.20. @everydaykandahar #afghanistan #everyday #everydayafg #everydayafghanistan #everydayasia #everydayeverywhere #everydaystreet #streetphotography #bread #bakery #shoplocal #shop #photography #kandahar #asia #food @everydayafg @everydayasia @everydayeverywhere