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NY Times: Tyler Hicks: A Decade in Afghanistan

October 5, 2011

OBSERVATION POST TWINS, Afghanistan — There are places and times where the politics that drive wars fade and then fade more, becoming abstractions to the people who fight or who are in a fight’s way. And there are moments when politics entirely disappear, and more elemental actions and emotions replace them.

These are the seams and the instants that Tyler Hicks has sought, and repeatedly found, in his decade photographing the latest Afghan war.

Continues at: – Tyler Hicks: A Decade in Afghanistan

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    October 5, 2011 20:50

    A atypical war, a war not usual and then a new form of war, where the enemy may be the person who we have seen before and who, obliged or not, is now a human bomber.
    A ramification on the society, that has been dismantled, an hate against the occident that has been used and is used as a legitimation of terror war, a politic corp that exist whithout existing. All appear concrete and abstract on the same time.
    IED, repentine attacks tactically made to make afraid the enemy. The consequences: more fallens, more killed, a complete devastation where human rights do not exist and never has existed, a human society to build.
    One may see those aspects, others aspects different and all may say. this is Afghanistan actual reality.
    claudio Alpaca

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