A Man Shows Off His Bird, Kunduz, N. Afghanistan

Taken in the town of Kunduz in 1978, a man gently holds his prize possession for the camera, a song bird. As rough as his face looks, as hardened as many of these Afghan men are, that is how gentle he must be to comfortably hold this delicate bird. Again, the white turban suggests he has made the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.