Explore Afghanistan through the eyes of the Western photographers and artists who visited the country in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Dozens of rare images are on display at the Royal Geographical Society in central London - recording the panoramic views, striking architecture and distinctive ethnic groups living in the country at that time.
Here, tour the exhibition with the BBC's World Affairs correspondent, and Afghan expert, David Loyn.
Click 'show captions' for photo information. The exhibition 'From Kabul to Kandahar 1833-1933' is on at the Royal Geographical Society until 26 February 2009.
Photographs courtesy RGS. Slideshow by Paul Kerley. Publication date 12 February 2009.
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