Life Before Hell: Rare Old Photos of Pre-Taliban Afghanistan

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Life in the now war-torn hell fire country of Afghanistan wasn’t always as horrifying. Before a Soviet invasion and the eventual reign of the Taliban began, life was beaming and bright, filled with color, cars, and absolutely no burkas. In the 1960s, university professor and amateur photographer Dr. Bill Podlich set out on a two-year adventure as he documented his way through the low-key and beautiful country. Using Kodachrome film, Podlich snapped incredible photos of life before the Taliban changed the country (and its serene population) into the fifth circle of Hell.