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In pictures: Afghanistan's war debris
An abandoned armoured vehicle
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Debris from nearly a quarter of a century of war in Afghanistan lies strewn across the country. Some, like this armoured vehicle, has graffiti by soldiers. (Pictures: Soutik Biswas)
A rusting helicopter - a reminder of the war with the Soviet Union
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Even the remains of the war with the Soviet Union have not been cleared - like this helicopter.
An army truck which has been rusting in the desert for years
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A writer once commented that much of Afghanistan is "like a scene from Mad Max or some futurist post-holocaust movie". This army truck has been rusting in the desert for years.
A graveyard of Russian tanks on the outskirts of Kabul
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A graveyard of Russian tanks on the outskirts of Kabul. Much of the surplus equipment was sold as scrap to dealers in neighbouring Pakistan.
The carcass of an airplane lies in a field near Kabul
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The carcass of an airplane lies in a field. Authorities in Kabul say they have no facilities to dispose of the debris.
A Soviet era motorcycle used by the soldiers lies in the heap.
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A Soviet era motorcycle used by the soldiers lies in the heap.
The remains of a helicopter crash lies in a valley near the Kabul - Jalalabad road.
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The remains of a helicopter crash lies in a valley near the Kabul - Jalalabad road.
A typical war debris littered landscape which has remained unchanged for nearly quarter of a century.
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This area has been like this for nearly quarter of a century.
Rusty field guns litter the high ground.
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Rusty field guns litter the high ground.
Armoured vehicle with graffitti on the side
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Gallows humour is evident among the graffiti-writers.




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