A Woman, Mutilated

Afghan Woman Mutilated By Taliban

Source: CNN

When most think of the possible punishments for running away, the worst many of us can imagine is receiving the silent treatment from the person or people abandoned. But for one unfortunate Afghani woman, that punishment entailed nothing short of having her ears and nose lopped off by the Taliban. Thanks to an American humanitarian group, Aesha (the woman featured) can mask her wounds with a prosthetic nose, but the oppressive mark the Taliban has left on many women will be hard for many others to overcome.

A Fascinating Look Into Afghanistan

Many people see footage of Afghanistan only from news clips on the screens of their TVs. What you don’t see, however, is the natural beauty and splendor that can be found daily in a country seemingly permanently embroiled within struggle.

To see even more of this fascinating country like you’ve never seen it before, check out these unbelievable photos of 1960s Afghanistan.

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