2002 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 3rd prize

Tim Dirven

Panos Pictures for De Morgen

01 December, 2001

Critically ill after giving birth, a woman is carried to hospital. Her family traveled for several hours through the desert near Meymaneh. After years of drought, warfare and an US-led bombing campaign, Afghanis try to maintain their traditions. The fall of the Taliban regime brought some stability, but widespread malnutrition and harsh living conditions remain.

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Tim Dirven

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