So wonderful photography of Hindu Kush Himalayas Karakoram mountains range Hunza valley Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan

Steve McCurry's Afghanistan – in pictures

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Palette of mountains, Tajikistan. The Pamir Mountains are a mountain range in Central Asia formed by the junction of the Himalayas with Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges. They are among the world’s highest mountains, and since Victorian times, they have been known as the "Roof of the World."

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MUJAHIDEEN STAND ATOP A MOUNTAIN IN THE HINDU KUSH, 1984 | Hindu Kush Mountains, Chitral | Beautiful and challenging mountains of Hindu Kush..

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Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province with Afghanistan | Portrait of a Kalash girl. The Kalash are a tiny and dwindling community of non-muslims living in two valleys in the Hindu Kush mountains. Their culture and belief system differs drastically from the various ethnic groups surrounding them but is similar to that of the neighboring Nuristanis (Kafirs) in northeast Afghanistan | Image and caption © Sam Seyffert.

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The Hindu Kush, also known as Pāriyātra Parvata, Caucasus Indicus, or Paropamisadae, is an 800km long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.

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Mountains of Afghanistan where rubies, silver, copper and lead are mined. Marco Polo was sick for a year with imflammatory complaints. He recovered with the help of the mountain air.

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