Fall is the season for weddings in Afghanistan. To celebrate these unions, northern villages compete in fierce buzkashi games. The official purpose of the game is to get the beheaded corpse of a goat into a hole dug into theground. Images taken 2011.
Vitaly I Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN and President of the Security Council in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif, strongly condemned recent terrorist attacks in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif. USA. 7th December 2011
A 23 year old Afghan woman has given birth to sextuplets in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif. First-time mother Sara Gul expressed joy but is daunted at the prospect of raising them. Afghanistan. 25th January 2012
Seven foreign workers with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) were killed in Mazar-i-Sharif in the northern province of Balkh, said a UN spokesperson, after protests over the burning of a holy Quran by a U.S. church pastor.
A day spent on patrol with Italian soldiers from the 82nd Brigade as they monitor the Ring Road, a two thousand mile stretch of road built by the Americans and Soviets in the 1960s that joins Mazar-i-Sharif and Herat. Shindand. 23rd July 2011
The building capacity of local community projects forming part of the overall regeneration process of communities has been identified as high priority by GIZ-DETA Mazar Zonal office in Sholgra, Kishindeh, Dar-e-Sof Bala and Dar-e-Payeen districts.
Over 150 Khurasan schoolgirls in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province fell sick after smelling gas, and are now being examined for possible poisoning, hospital officials said. This event is believed to have been a terrorist attack.
During Ramadan, Mazār-e Sharīf becomes alive with the fervour of the devout. Also known as Mazāri Sharīf, the name of this city literally means "Noble Shrine," a reference to the large, blue-tiled mosque in the centre of the city known as the Shrine.
Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of ISAF/U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, talks with Dr. Ashraf Ghani, a senior Afghan adviser and head of the Afghan transition process prior to attending the capital city of Lashkar Gah. 19th July 2011
In one of snowy night Demotix reporter went together with ADWSO (Afghanistan Development welfare and Services Organization) team in middle of city for helping whose people sleeping under the snow in sidewalk way.