Contemporary Photos of Central Asia
Views of Buzkashi, Kunduz (Afghan New Year, March, 1978)

These photos document the events on Afghan New Year just outside Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. Most everyone is familiar with the game itself, but the events preceding the game, and the comings and goings of those who attend such matches as spectators is rarely seen. These photos are intended to impart the flavour of this very special day in northern Afghanistan.

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