Slideshow: Faces from Afghanistan

KANDAHAR -- Afghanistan, where I have just landed, is filled with illusions of space and of time. A distance that looks on a map like a short afternoon drive can take eight hours to traverse, and a face lined with a century of wrinkles often turns out to have earned them in just forty years.

The following photos are by my colleague Anup Kaphle, who (like me) has come to Afghanistan under a grant from the South Asian Journalists Association. Anup's work will, I hope, appear here regularly.

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Graeme Wood is a contributing editor at The Atlantic. His personal site is gcaw.net.

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