Photo Story – Valentines day in Kabul

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An Afghan man carries heart shaped balloons on a bicycle on Valentines days in Kabul, Afghanistan, 14 February 2022. Although Valentine’s Day is not part of the Islamic calendar or Afghan culture, during the rule of the recently-ousted government it was celebrated normally in Afghanistan. This year, the first day of love since the Taliban seized power in mid-August was celebrated in Kabul despite being disrupted in parts.

VIA EPA-EFE/STR

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