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Afghanistan has traditionally been a Hindu Kingdom. The year 980 C.E. marks the beginning of the Muslim invasion into India proper when Sabuktagin attacked

Newly excavated Buddhist stupa at Mes Aynak in Logar Province of Afghanistan. Similar stupas have been discovered in neighboring Ghazni Province, including in the northern Samangan Province.

Hindu Kush Mountains, Afghanistan. The Hindu Kush, is a 500 mile long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. (V)

The Hindu Kush, is a 500 mi long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. Looks like a great place to go for a leisurely hike.

aerial view, Hindu Kush mountain range and Panj River Valley, south of Amurn, Afghanistan

South West Asia: aerial view, Hindu Kush mountain range and Panj River Valley, south of Amurn, Afghanistan

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Afghan men pray in the outer courtyard of the Hazrat-e Ali shrine in Mazar-i Sharif on July during the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan. Afghanistan began observing Ramadan on July AFP PHOTO/ Qais Usyan

AFGHANISTAN - Babur Tomb - Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, who died in 1530, is buried here within Bagh-e Babur (Babur Gardens). The Persian inscription on his tomb translates as "If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this!"

AFGHANISTAN - Babur Tomb - Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, who died in is buried here within Bagh-e Babur (Babur Gardens). The Persian inscription on his tomb translates as "If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this!

Built in 5th cntry, #Kabul’s Bala Hesar fortress served as Palace 4 kings. It was also critical during Anglo-AFG wars

Photo John Burke, The Upper Bala Hissar from the Gate above the Residency, Kabul, 1879 Albumen print Copyright © The British Library Board

Taller Buddha of Bamiyan (Afghanistan) after destruction by the Taliban in 2001.

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Taller Buddha of Bamiyan (Afghanistan) after destruction by the Taliban in

Qala-e-Bost, Helmand Nomads

Qala-e-Bost, Helmand Nomads

The remains of standing figures in a chapel at Tepe Kafiriat in Mes Aynak, Logar Province, Afghanistan on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

The remains of standing figures in a chapel at Tepe Kafiriat in Mes Aynak, Logar Province, Afghanistan on Saturday, October

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