Bookshop in Herat, Afghanistan. Herat is the third largest city of Afghanistan. It has a population of about and serves as the capital of Herat province, situated in the fertile valley of the Hari River.
The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History
Did you know? Steve McCurry's iconic photograph of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine's June 1985 issue and became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history
What’s it like to travel as a woman in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan is one of the most backwards countries in the world when it comes to gender equality, making it an interesting choice for female travelers. Here's what it's like to travel as a woman in Afghanistan.