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Drawing Water

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A woman with her brother are busy drawing water from a local river.

Photo by David Elmore of the United States of America.

Contest entry A0163.

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Collecting Water

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Most Afghans do not have access to running water and have to collect water from rivers and wells.  These boys are lucky, as their families own donkeys.

Photo by Iain Cochrane of Scotland, the United Kingdom.

Contest entry A0099.

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Tourists?

D0060New Zealand soldiers from ISAF visit Band-e-Amir lake for the first time and are amazed.

Photo by a high school student from Afghanistan.

Contest entry D0060.

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Tourists

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Despite the news headlines on Afghanistan, tourism is a small but growing sector at Afghanistan’s Band-e-Amir lakes and other places.

Photo by a high school student from Afghanistan.

Contest entry B0049.

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Deep Blue

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The waters of Band-e-Amir Lakes, Afghanistan’s first national park, are so blue it can be startling.

Photo by a high school student from Afghanistan.

Contest entry B0048.

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Water and Earth

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Band-e-Amir lakes, Afghanistan’s first national park, is a popular site for photographers seeking to capture Afghanistan’s natural beauty.

Photo by a high school student from Afghanistan.

Contest entry B0047.

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Contrasts

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The Lakes at Band-e-Amir in March, showing the strange combination of desert, snow, and crystal clear waters.

Contest entry B0045.

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Weir

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Weir in Qoutsa-Suf-la micro hydro power plant, Ghor province.

Photo by Tomas Balkus of Lithuania.

Contest entry B0036.

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