My Assignments

Well, my past work assignments

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Religious Affairs in Afghanistan

Islam is the prevailing religion in Afghanistan. The majority of Muslims adhere to the Sunni school, while Shi'ites are in the minority. There are...

Istanbul, Turkey

It is unbelievable but I did visit Istanbul virtually by mistake, en route to a region that was about to explode in civil war,...
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Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan's civil war has displaced millions and created a whole class of impoverished people. A visitor to Afghanistan is particularly struck by the haunting presence...

Travel in Afghanistan

They say there are only good drivers in Afghanistan: all the bad ones are lying at the bottom of mountain gorges. For lack of choice,...

Communication Problems in Iraq

Communication was the biggest problem for journalists in Iraq shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein. It is not so much the Arabic language, but the difference in cultures that even the best translators are not able to bridge.

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the best countries with the best people I have ever visited. No kidding. My pictures do not necessarily prove that, but just take my word for it.

Iraq

A few pictures from various places in Iraq, mostly shot in 2003, after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, during a relatively quiet period in...
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Boy Soldiers

Afghanistan's adults unanimously say they are tired of fighting, but their children seem to enjoy the numerous paraphernalia of war, from tanks to heavy...
A Russian armored vehicle on the street of Tskhinval, South Ossetia. 2008.

The Battle for Tskhinval

It was not easy to cover the conflict in South Ossetia in 2008, which involved Georgia, Russia and the breakaway Georgian province which has...
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The First Days in Afghanistan (2001)

The final stages of Afghanistan's civil war and the United States' involvement in the conflict attracted hundreds of journalists from all over the world....

Baby-Selling in Afghanistan

Most Afghan families have many children, too many, in fact, for some. On the other hand, there are childless couples for whom adoption is...
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TANKS, TANKS, TANKS

During its ten-year war in Afghanistan (1979-1989), the Soviet Union lost 14,453 soldiers dead (Source: "Soviet Casualties and Combat Losses" by G.F. Krivosheyev) and...

Baptism by Fire

"You've come here to see the war, so you are going to see it," Aziz was trying to wake up journalists who had just...

Afghan Kids’ Life

Afghan children have driven many cameramen and photographers mad: they always stare into the camera, very often making pictures unusable for a story. I don't...