In Prayer on Soviet Tank

An Afghan Mujahid in prayer over a Russian tank wreck in Balkh, Northern Afghanistan. The wreckage of destroyed Russian tanks are everywhere, especially in the north part. This person who was a teacher in a local school told me that he had lost thee members of his family during Soviet occupation. Praying over a destroyed Russian tank is funny but it carries a bitter metaphor about the Afghans and their perception of the Soviet War in Afghanistan. Many Afghans like this Mujahid lost a member of their families, praying on tank wrecks provide them a sense of relief.

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