An Afghan man gave tea to a U.S. soldier during a search operation for members of Taliban in the Nerkh district of the Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan.
As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan.
We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush.
Hundreds of lucky Afghans attend a secret rock music festival in Kabul — the first live music concert in Afghanistan since the 1970s.
Organisers hope rock festival could inspire Afghans to pick up guitars instead of guns.
Shrouded in secrecy and security to avoid attacks, the Sound Central festival showcased local Afghan bands alongside fellow musicians from Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and even Australia, offering a welcome distraction for music-hungry young people in a country shattered by violence.