Audio slideshow: Exploring the Queen's Palace in Kabul

Multimedia photojournalist and filmmaker John D McHugh travelled to Afghanistan in February 2010.

He was there to cover the conflict, but during the trip he managed to gain rare access to the off-limits Queen's Palace - a former seat of Afghanistan's royal family - also known as Tajbeg. He says the building and its turbulent past represents the sad history of Afghanistan.

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Photography, commentary, poetry, editing and production by multimedia photojournalist John D McHugh. Published 29 March 2010.

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