Eating dirt on the way to the office

October 10, 2009

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Against the Wall – An Afghan Evacuation Story – Part 1

Against the Wall – An Afghan Evacuation Story – Part 1

On Aug 15th, the day Kabul fell to the Taliban, Basir and his family made their first attempt to get into the airport and onto a plane. It would be nearly a month before they escaped into Pakistan. Over the next weeks they would be beaten at Taliban checkpoints, endure crushing crowds and be threatened and sworn at by soldiers from around the world.


  1. Kate Raisz

    Thank you for your courage. Thank you for your willingness to be a witness and to share what you see with the rest of us.
    Stay safe,

  2. peter lipsitt

    I am amazed on a few levels.
    But I like the look of the goats, and your peaceful hotel courtyard (?).
    Your images bring back to me Ethiopia Peace Corps time.
    I hope your preparations are a great success!


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