Afghan immigrant girls, leaving in Iran, in immigrants area, Golshahr, Mashhad, 1995. Photographer: Samad Ali Moradi
An afghan immigrant girl, leaving in Iran, in immigrants area, Golshahr, Mashhad, 1996. Photographer: Samad Ali Moradi
A school for immigrants in Iran, Golshahr (Mashad), 1995. An afghan 10y old boy. Photographer: Samad Ali Moradi
Restoration of monuments in Herat, Afghanistan has improved significantly, since 2002.
The most important archaeological site in Herat is citadel of Herat. From decades of wars and neglect, the citadel began to crumble but in recent years several international organizations decided to completely rebuild it. The National Museum of Herat is also housed inside the citadel. Photographer: Samad Ali Moradi
IKEA is the world's largest furniture retailer. Founded in Sweden in 1943 by then-17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad. Photos from IKEA Tampere, Finland (2.11.2014).
IKEA is a multinational group of companies that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture (such as beds, chairs and desks), appliances and home accessories. The company is known for its modern architectural designs for various types of appliances and furniture, and its interior design work is often associated with an eco-friendly simplicity. In addition, the firm is known for its attention to cost control, operational details, and continuous product development, corporate attributes that allowed IKEA to lower its prices by an average of two to three percent over the decade to 2010 during a period of global expansion.
It is in the south of Spain, and it’s in Andalucia. Photos taken by me in 2014.
It is the capital of the Coast of The Sun. Malaga has a big coast surrounded by the Mediterran sea, next to the Guadalmedina River. Malaga produces lots of good products like sugar, oil or wine. The economy of Malaga is based on the services and the building sectors. Malaga was and is also a big commercial centre.
22.1.2014 ,Tampere, Finland; Temperature -13 and everywhere is just snowy and bright.
The city has a population of 219,624 growing to 313 058 people in the urban area, and 364,000 in the metropolitan area on an area of 4,977 km2 as of 2011. Tampere is the second-largest urban area and third most-populous municipality in Finland, after the Helsinki. In 2007, the entire Pirkanmaa region had around 470,000 residents, of which 230,000 were employed, and a turnover of 25 billion euros.
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KATHMANDU, Nepal – Afghanistan won its first international trophy in football on Wednesday, beating India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation Championship.
The Afghans, who were a founding member of the Asian Football Confederation in 1954, have a long football history but only recently re-emerged on the world scene after decades of war and insurgency. When the Taliban ruled from 1996-2001, they severely restricted sports and football stadiums were used to stage executions of those who ran afoul of the Islamist movement’s harsh laws. When it was over, the Afghan players walked around the field with Afghan flags draped on their shoulders. They then held hands and started to dance in a circle in celebration. Afghans began playing football about 90 years ago, and the country’s national federation was founded in 1922. Afghanistan joined FIFA in 1948. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, football gained a strong following in the country, but it nearly died out during the 10-year Soviet occupation from 1979 to 1989 and the civil war that followed from 1992 to 1996. After the hardline Taliban regime was toppled in 2001, sports in Afghanistan was reborn, with both cricket and football on the rise in international competitions. The football team’s success has been a point of unity in a country riven by ethnic divisions, with Afghans of all backgrounds praying for victory.
A gallery of paintings by Mohsen Hossaini in Kabul, Afghanistan; 26.8. - 30.9.2013
Mohsen Hossaini Bachelors in directing from College of Iran Television Bio: "I was born in 1976 in Kabul. Shortly after the revolution and communist takeover when I was seven, my family and I were forced to leave Afghanistan and migrate to Iran. We had to journey to Iran on foot. We packed what we could carry, and left everything else behind. At one point in our journey, we had to lighten up our load even more. My mother decided what to take and what to leave behind. Sadly, I think she gave things up to the wilderness so we could have a chance at survival. So during one of the coldest and darkest nights of my life, we passed through the border of Afghanistan into Iran. You know what broke my heart? My drawing pad was amongst the things we left behind on the other side of the border Life went on once we settled in Iran. We picked up the pieces and continued. My childhood was spent going to school and working in a clothing factory. But I also continued to paint. Even though I had no teacher to learn from and nowhere to receive training at, I never stopped painting..." Here you can see just some paintings from Melancholy Gallery. If you want to know more, go to the Mohsen's website: http://mohsenhossaini.com
Congratulations to Ramin Moradi for winning the Best Presentation Award at this year’s New Navigators Seminar (NNS) held at Thales Research and Technology Limited in Reading on 13 June.
Ramin Moradi is born in 1976, in Herat, Afghanistan. He obtained his MSc (Master of Science) in the Signal Processing department at Tampere University of Technology in Finland. In October 2010 he started his PhD at the Imperial College Engineering Geomatics Group In London. His research is about multipath mitigation in Global Navigation Satellites Systems (GNSS).Ramin’s award recognised the discovery of a new way to improve the availability of very high accuracy positioning with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) through the detection and mitigation of the effects of reflected signals on the direct ones (multipath). The NNS is specially designed for the UK’s PhD students to explain their positioning and navigation research to a wide audience, and to gain an awareness of other developments in the domain. It is organised by the Research and Development Special Interest Group (R&D SIG) of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN). In addition to a cash award and a certificate, Ramin will enjoy free Membership of the RIN for two years.
Finland is two different places in winter and summer. Summer is fairly reliably dry and hot. (I took photos from a lake in Tampere 22.6.2013 at 23:00)
The tourist season in southern Finland and the Lakeland is from early June to late August. This is when all attractions and summer accommodation options are open, steamboats and ferries ply the lakes and rivers and festivals are in full swing. Things are at their busiest during Finnish holidays, typically from the summer high season in late June until the end of July. This is the time of long, light nights, when Finland doesn't seem to sleep.
Herat (Persian: هرات) is the capital of Herat province in Afghanistan.
Heart is the capital of Herat province in Afghanistan. It is the third largest city ofAfghanistan, with a population of about 397,456 as of 2006. It is situated in the valley of the Hari River, which flows from the mountains of central Afghanistan to the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. The city is linked with Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif via highway 1 or the ring road that stretches across the country. Herat lies on the ancient trade routes of the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
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Herat (Persian: هرات) is the capital of Herat province in Afghanistan.
"Takht-e Safar" is a populated place in Herat, Afghanistan. It is a beautiful playground in the north of Herat. The wether is nice and the nature is wonderful. Another beautiful place in Herat is "Kamar-kalagh" where people enjoy all forms of snow play in the winter.
Buzkashi is the Afghan national sport. These photos are collected from old postcards.
Competition is typically fierce. Rules introduced by Afghan Olympic Federation: The ground has a square layout with each side 400 meters long. Each team consists of 10 riders each. Only five riders from each team can play in a half. The total duration of each half is 45 minutes. There is only one 15 minute break between the two halves. The game is supervised by a referee. Based on the referee's decision a rider can be substituted during the game.
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Photogragher: Samad Ali Moradi, Mashad-Golshar _ 1993-97
Afghans in Iran are mostly refugees who fled Afghanistan during the 1980s Soviet war as well as diplomats, traders, businesspersons, workers, exchange students, tourists and other visitors. As of March 2009, nearly 1 million Afghan nationals were reported to be living in Iran. The ones designated as refugees are under the protection and care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and provided legal status by the Government of Iran. However, they cannot obtain Iranian citizenship or permanent residency, and live in Iran under time-limited condition of stay. Golshahr is a part of Mashad city where afghans are living under restricted condition which is provided by Iranian government.
Herat (Persian / Pashto: هرات) is the capital of Herat province in Afghanistan.
It is the third largest city of Afghanistan, with a population of about 397,456 as of 2006. It is situated in the valley of the Hari River, which flows from the mountains of central Afghanistan to the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. Herat dates back to ancient times, but its exact age remains unknown. During the period of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BC), the surrounding district was known as Haraiva (in Old Persian), and in classical sources the region was correspondingly known as Aria (Areia). In the Zoroastrian Avesta, the district is mentioned as Haroiva. The name of the district and its main town is derived from that of the chief river of the region, the Hari River (Old Iranian Harayu, "Golden Water"), which traverses the district and passes some 5 km (3.1 mi) south of modern Herāt. Hari is mentioned in Sanskrit as yellow or golden color equivalent to Persian Zar meaning Gold (yellow). The naming of a region and its principal town after the main river is a common feature in this part of the world—compare the adjoining districts/rivers/towns of Arachosia and Bactria. (I took these photos in winter 2010, please do not copy my photos)
I have studied News & Features Journalism in London.
Put very simply, citizen journalism is when private individuals do essentially what professional reporters do - report information. That information can take many forms, from a podcast editorial to a report about a city council meeting on a blog. It can include text, pictures, audio and video. But it's basically all about communicating information of some kind. The other main feature of citizen journalism is that it's usually found online. In fact, the emergence of the Internet - with blogs, podcasts, streaming video and other Web-related innovations - is what has made citizen journalism possible. The Internet gave average people the ability to transmit information globally. That was a power once reserved for only the very largest media corporations and news agencies.
Heart, Afghanistan 17.5.2012. Qila Ikhtiaruddin was built by Shah Rukh Khan in A.D. 1415 on the site of a fort built by Alexander the Great.
Heart is the capital of Herat province in Afghanistan. It is the third largest city ofAfghanistan, with a population of about 397,456 as of 2006. It is situated in the valley of the Hari River, which flows from the mountains of central Afghanistan to the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. The city is linked with Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif via highway 1 or the ring road that stretches across the country. Herat lies on the ancient trade routes of the Middle East, Central and South Asia. To the north of Herat's medieval city wall hover the towering turrets, walls and battlements of Qila Ikhtiaruddin. Alexander first used the hillock on which it stands for a fort in 330 B.C. In the 13th century, the Kart Maliks built a larger fort on it, but by A.D.1381 they had lost it to Taimur. In A.D.1415, Shah Rukh Khan built his castle on the mound. Its north face has a long rampart about 400 metres long, dotted with six semicircular towers. From the remains of blue tiles on the western wall, it would seem that the other walls were similarly embellished. In its heyday it must have been an intimidating and yet exquisite edifice. The main entrance leads to a compound housing a museum and the ruins of buttresses.
Photogragher: Samad Ali Moradi, Mashad-Golshar 1993-97
Afghans in Iran are mostly refugees who fled Afghanistan during the 1980s Soviet war as well as diplomats, traders, businesspersons, workers, exchange students, tourists and other visitors. As of March 2009, nearly 1 million Afghan nationals were reported to be living in Iran. The ones designated as refugees are under the protection and care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and provided legal status by the Government of Iran. However, they cannot obtain Iranian citizenship or permanent residency, and live in Iran under time-limited condition of stay. The Afghan refugees have come to Iran since the 1980s, which included children and adolescents. Many were born in Iran over the last 30 years but unable to gain citizenship due to the Iranian law on immigration. The refugees include Hazaras, Pashtuns, Tajiks, and other ethnic groups of Afghanistan. One UNHCR paper claims that nearly half the documented refugees are Hazara, a primarily Shi'a group.
Herāt (Persian / Pashto: هرات) is the capital of Herat province in Afghanistan.
It is the third largest city of Afghanistan, with a population of about 397,456 as of 2006. It is situated in the valley of the Hari River, which flows from the mountains of central Afghanistan to the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. The city is linked with Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif via highway 1 or the ring road that stretches across the country. It is also linked to the city of Mashad in Iran through the Islam Qala border town or border checkpoint. Situated in a fertile area, Herāt dates back to the Avestan times and was traditionally known for its wine. The city has a number of historic sites, including the Citadel of Alexander and the Mosallah Complex. During the Middle Ages Herāt became one of the important cities of Khorasan, as it was known as the pearl of Khorasan. It was made independent in 1717 from the Safavid dynasty by the Afghans until 1736 when the Hotaki dynasty was defeated by the Afsharids, which finally became part of the Durrani Empire in 1747. It saw some actions during the 19th century Anglo-Afghan wars. Much of the city has been spared from destructions that occurred in other cities of Afghanistan during the 1978-present wars.