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    The mountainous and rugged terrains of Afghanistan start at what was known as the North West Frontier of India before partition.

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    MS CU The Dry Fruit Seller with his small shop in the street.
    LS MS Two shots including a pan shot of the typical old houses in ci
    MS Seven different shots of pathans walking on the street in different dresses.
    MS CU A boy going on a donkey.
    MS Two shots of Burqa Clad women going on the road.
    MS A Pathan labourer with lead on his head going.
    CU A Afghan Cobbler at work.
    MS LS The New mosque of the city: Shade Shamdar-mosque.
    MS Pan shot of the new buildings in the city.
    CU Camels.
    LS A shot of a monument of a Afghan martyr.
    MS The water melon seller with his melons on the road.
    MS A fruit shop.
    MS A foreigner in Kabul buying fruits. (Afghanistan is a country of fruits and very cheap).
    CU The fruit shopman weighing the grapes- Tilt down shot ending at grapes.
    LS The fruit shop.
    MS CU Two shots of the "PAKHTOONISTAN MONUMENT" IN KABUL. (The controversey of Pakhtoonistan between Afghanistan and Pakistan is well known).


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    Background: The mountainous and rugged terrains of Afghanistan start at what was known as the North West Frontier of India before partition. This small unaccessible country before the advent of modern transport, has always assumed a very important place in the history building of the world. Our mighty friend Russia stand on the threshold of Afghanistan, always threatening to pass over to India during the reign of the Czars. The France-Russian treaty of Napolean and Czar is a living example. It was then that the Britishers realised the importance Afghanistan can hold as a possible buffer state between Russia and India. The city of Kabul is the capital of this country. It has a population of Three hundred thousand people, mostly sturdy Pathans in their numerous costumes. Kabul is very fastly coming up with modern buildings, highways, and specially revolution in the women's Civic Status. Women have been always in the background till the Independence day celebrations of Afghanistan in 1959 when the King appealed to the women to take up their civic rights etc.. Mostly women even now are Burqa Clad but they are leaving it and coming out uncovered by any veil, thanks to the Women's Colleges imparting education. While the city is going a tremendous change as Russians build roads, airports and train the Afghan military, the old life still persists. You can see the Afghan selling dry fruit in the street, different costumes of Pathans still, people going on donkeys, Burqa Clad women, camels, grape sellers, etc etc....

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