A look back at the history of Afghanistan.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on October 28, 2017, at 6:01 p.m. ET
Afghan women in traditional dress, May 1968.
A potter works on building a zerbaghali, or goblet drum, in Kabul, 1970.
Students at the Polytechnical University of Kabul, 1975.
Children of Kabul are photographed in the street, Nov. 1961.
Shoppers make their way through a Kabul market, 1979.
A group of women leaves the Kabul airport, March 1967.
Young men in Kabul, 1970.
A group of medical students at Kabul Medical University, 1962.
A market vendor poses for a portrait in Kabul, 1970.
An Afghan baby girl in the arms of her mother at a general hospital in Kabul, 1965.
A group of women makes its way into the Shrine of Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif, 1950.
A caravan of dromedaries stops for a break in the snowy mountains of Nuristan, 1970.
A pair of carriages make their way past the Mas'ud III Minaret, east of Ghazni, 1950.
A bus of travelers drives along a dusty road in Afghanistan, 1970.
A ancient fort stands on the road from Kabul to Peshawar, 1970.
A colossal Buddha statue stands carved into the cliffside of the Bamiyan Valley, 1950.
Venders and shoppers walk along a street in Ghazni, 1950.
An Afghani pigeon merchant stands alongside his livestock, perched on the edge of his market stall, in Kabul, 1973.
A busy roadside full of vendors in Kabul, 1961.
Farmers enjoy themselves as they work in the fields, 1960.
A lone vehicle makes its way down a dusty road in Afghanistan, 1970.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the Senior Photo Essay Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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