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Let's upload photos of Afghanistan from those among us who were lucky enough to visit it during peace time.

In another TED conversation led by a young person from Afghanistan, he (?) asked the community what we'd like to be able to see in the future. He himself has never seen peace in his country and wished to see this, above all.

I'm too young to have gone there myself in peace time, but I have met older Japanese people who said they were tourists in the 1970s and visited the markets of Kabul and the buddha statues in Bamyan. They regret so much having lost this part of the world. I'm going to ask them to share their photos! Those of us outside Afghanistan hold all these lovely memories of it, sadly locked away--forever? I thought the TED community MUST have some photos somewhere to share...

This country has been put on hold for 30 years. And the younger generation in and outside of it have no memory of it, really, of being anything but a warzone, wasteland. We have such a strong digital culture and digital memory now. Why not "create" an Afghanistan that we want? I created a page that anyone can post on--do you know of anyone who remembers a peaceful Afghanistan in this lifetime? I think it would be nice for young, Internet-connected Afghans to look at :)

A few non-Facebook people have contributed already from Japan and the UK:


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    Jan 8 2013: Unfortunately, I have never known peace in that area of the world. Pictures of what once was would be amazing! Great conversation!
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      Jan 8 2013: It's like that for me too, but I've met people my parents' age from North America and Europe who've gone, and I was so surprised that that was such a possibility once! For some reason, it is as unlikely as the moon-landing is today :/

      Maybe ask around your circles? If not for this, then just to learn of amazing things that once were! :)
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        Jan 8 2013: It is just sad that the Middle East is thrown into such turmoil all the time. I fear that place will never know a true peace.

        But I will definitely look! Not sure if I will have much luck though lol.

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