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In pictures: Kabul - A city of hope and fear
Filmmaker John D McHugh spent three weeks in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, speaking to the people in the streets about their hopes and fears for the future.
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 10:07


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After 35 years of war, Kabul's spirit appears unbreakable. In the past decade, Afghanistan's capital has gone through massive changes. Not just the physical change of building, but in the mindset of the city's inhabitants. King Zahir Shah's Tomb in Kabul, 24 August 2012.


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
This change is fragile, built on a foundation of western funding, and people know it could all collapse as quickly as it was built. Many people worry about what is going to happen after the US troops have left the country in 2014. Kabul, 16 August 2012.


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
In the narrow streets of Kabul's ancient birds market, memories of the Taliban's rule are still strong. Kabul's bird market, 23 August 2012.


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
Mohammad Naim, a 70-year-old rabab player, says: "We have had enough! Most people of Afghanistan are tired of the Taliban. People don't want the Taliban to return."


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
But some at the bird market do not worry about a Taliban return or a civil war: "Whatever happens in the future, if the Taliban return or another lot take over, life will go on." Kabul's ancient bird market, 23 August 2012.


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
Kabul sits on the old Silk Road and has been a trading city for thousands of years, but some of the business men are concerned as the economy is declining. Kabul's ancient bird market, 23 August 2012.


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
A trader sells spices, and oil in recycled whiskey bottles, at Kabul's ancient bird market, 23 August 2012.


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
Skateistan is a NGO reaching out to the kids of Kabul regardless of social class, ethnicity or gender. And even here, the kids fear for their future. Bibi Maru Hill in Kabul, 23 August 2012.


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
Shar-I Now park is a playground at the heart of the city, but in two years time Kabulis will again watch a superpower leave. Much of the aid money will go with them - which could destroy the fragile Afghan economy. Shar-I Now park, 31 August 2012.


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
As for Kabul, whether the Taliban could actually retake the capital is still open to question, but most people here expect them to try. Shar-I Now park, 31 August 2012


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
With worsening security and a government losing legitimacy an all-out civil war is a very real threat. Shar-I Now park, 31 August 2012.


Al Jazeera/John D McHugh
If that happens the progress that Kabul has made in the last decade could again be thrown into reverse - and this time it might never recover. King Zahir Shah's Tomb in Kabul, 24 August 2012.



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In Pictures: Kabul - A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fearFilmmaker John D McHugh spent three weeks in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, speaking to the people in the streets about their hopes and fears for the future.en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:27:48 GMTWed, 26 Sep 2012 19:32:15 GMTAfghanistanKabulKabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0ffjbcrgagexl

After 35 years of war, Kabul's spirit appears unbreakable. In the past decade, Afghanistan's capital has gone through massive changes. Not just the physical change of building, but in the mindset of the city's inhabitants. King Zahir Shah's Tomb in Kabul, 24 August 2012.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0ffjbcrgagexlAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

After 35 years of war, Kabul's spirit appears unbreakable. In the past decade, Afghanistan's capital has gone through massive changes. Not just the physical change of building, but in the mindset of the city's inhabitants. King Zahir Shah's Tomb in Kabul, 24 August 2012.

Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=08knahW96XfW7

This change is fragile, built on a foundation of western funding, and people know it could all collapse as quickly as it was built. Many people worry about what is going to happen after the US troops have left the country in 2014. Kabul, 16 August 2012.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:29:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=08knahW96XfW7Al JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

This change is fragile, built on a foundation of western funding, and people know it could all collapse as quickly as it was built. Many people worry about what is going to happen after the US troops have left the country in 2014. Kabul, 16 August 2012.

Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0aIxgj76ZKaCT

In the narrow streets of Kabul's ancient birds market, memories of the Taliban's rule are still strong. Kabul's bird market, 23 August 2012.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0aIxgj76ZKaCTAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

In the narrow streets of Kabul's ancient birds market, memories of the Taliban's rule are still strong. Kabul's bird market, 23 August 2012.

Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=03IS0m46UdavN

Mohammad Naim, a 70-year-old rabab player, says: "We have had enough! Most people of Afghanistan are tired of the Taliban. People don't want the Taliban to return."

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:25:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=03IS0m46UdavNAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

Mohammad Naim, a 70-year-old rabab player, says: "We have had enough! Most people of Afghanistan are tired of the Taliban. People don't want the Taliban to return."

Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=03AScW4dkS64v

But some at the bird market don't worry about a Taliban return or a civil war: "Whatever happens in the future, if the Taliban return or another lot take over, life will go on." Kabul's ancient bird market, 23 August 2012.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=03AScW4dkS64vAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

But some at the bird market don't worry about a Taliban return or a civil war: "Whatever happens in the future, if the Taliban return or another lot take over, life will go on." Kabul's ancient bird market, 23 August 2012.

Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0gve0ul1Xs03j

Kabul sits on the old Silk Road and has been a trading city for thousands of years, but some of the business men are concerned as the economy is declining. Kabul's ancient bird market, 23 August 2012.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0gve0ul1Xs03jAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

Kabul sits on the old Silk Road and has been a trading city for thousands of years, but some of the business men are concerned as the economy is declining. Kabul's ancient bird market, 23 August 2012.

Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0gScg6kbRBeBgA trader sells spices, and oil in recycled whiskey bottles, at Kabul's ancient bird market, 23 August 2012. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0gScg6kbRBeBgAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload ImagesA trader sells spices, and oil in recycled whiskey bottles, at Kabul's ancient bird market, 23 August 2012. Kabul: A city of hope and fearKabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0df0cdlfnR4bd

Skateistan is a NGO reaching out to the kids of Kabul regardless of social class, ethnicity or gender. And even here, the kids fear for their future. Bibi Maru Hill in Kabul, 23 August 2012.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0df0cdlfnR4bdAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

Skateistan is a NGO reaching out to the kids of Kabul regardless of social class, ethnicity or gender. And even here, the kids fear for their future. Bibi Maru Hill in Kabul, 23 August 2012.

Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=06r46HD4SF8Ml

Shar-I Now park is a playground at the heart of the city, but in two years time Kabulis will again watch a superpower leave. Much of the aid money will go with them - which could destroy the fragile Afghan economy. Shar-I Now park, 31 August 2012.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=06r46HD4SF8MlAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

Shar-I Now park is a playground at the heart of the city, but in two years time Kabulis will again watch a superpower leave. Much of the aid money will go with them - which could destroy the fragile Afghan economy. Shar-I Now park, 31 August 2012.

Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0236dNL0dU6HW

As for Kabul, whether the Taliban could actually retake the capital is still open to question, but most people here expect them to try. Shar-I Now park, 31 August 2012


Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0236dNL0dU6HWAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

As for Kabul, whether the Taliban could actually retake the capital is still open to question, but most people here expect them to try. Shar-I Now park, 31 August 2012


Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0ecHaqi1Fq4uL

With worsening security and a government losing legitimacy an all-out civil war is a very real threat. Shar-I Now park, 31 August 2012.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0ecHaqi1Fq4uLAl JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

With worsening security and a government losing legitimacy an all-out civil war is a very real threat. Shar-I Now park, 31 August 2012.

Kabul: A city of hope and fear
Kabul: A city of hope and fearhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0eid7sjdZRdr7

If that happens the progress that Kabul has made in the last decade could again be thrown into reverse - and this time it might never recover. King Zahir Shah's Tomb in Kabul, 24 August 2012.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Kabul-_-A-city-ofhope-and-fear?image_id=0eid7sjdZRdr7Al JazeeraJohn D McHughAl Jazeera Upload Images

If that happens the progress that Kabul has made in the last decade could again be thrown into reverse - and this time it might never recover. King Zahir Shah's Tomb in Kabul, 24 August 2012.

Kabul: A city of hope and fear


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