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The beauty and culture of Afghanistan.

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Hint: The doco is broken into five videos. Be sure to watch all. 

Outsiders often see Afghanistan as a problem in need of a solution: a conflict region that needs more troops or another election. But in seeing Afghanistan as a problem, the people of the country, and their desire for self-determination, are often overlooked.

A Darkness Visible focuses on another story: one of ordinary citizens whose lives play out in the shadow of superpowers. There are stories of violence to be sure, but there is also friendship and love and even romance.

Based on 14 trips to Afghanistan between 1994 and 2010, A Darkness Visible is the work of renowned photojournalist Seamus Murphy. His luminous pictures chronicle a people caught time-and-again in political turmoil, struggling to find their own way.  (via A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan)

JAY Z & BEYONCE SEND SPECIAL MESSAGE TO TROOPS

JAY Z & BEYONCE SEND SPECIAL MESSAGE TO TROOPS

Infamous power couple JAY Z and Beyonce recently took a moment out of their busy schedule to record a very special message to the U.S. troops stationed in Kuwait and Afgahanistan. On New Year’s Eve, a screening of the duo’s HBO On The Run special was scheduled for the men and women in service and before the show started, the Carters delivered a personal and heartfelt message that resounded with…

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