Photographer's Note

Many children in Afghanistan donít get to go to school, and instead have to start work at an early age. Here this bicycle repairboy (he is too young to be called a repairman) seems to be happy doing his job, despite the lack of facilities that he has to work with. As I took this shot on one of Kabulís main streets, I noted that the apple seller sitting on his cart in the top left of the picture suddenly reached into his tunic as if to pull out a gun (in 2003 when I was in Kabul, there were still a lot of people on the streets carrying guns). The thought that flashed through my mind at that moment was that he was a member of the Taliban and was going to pull out a gun and shoot me because I was taking a photograph (the Taliban had banned photography before they were ousted from Kabul) but fortunately it was only my imagination running wild. Maybe heíd gotten a sudden itch ;)

Not much more that I can say about this shot, except that it is a typical Kabul street scene, and you canít stop people in the street looking at you, because a foreigner with a camera is still a fairly unusual sight in Afghanistan.

No PP on this except some sharpening.

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