Sometimes a scan through our photo database feels like a quick journey around the world. This picture conjured up that feeling, giving me a chance to marvel at the artistry of this shrine half a world away. For you folks with big monitors, maximize your photoblog window so you can see the picture big enough to check out the details in the tile.
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Afghan women walk in front of the shrine of Hazrat-i-Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, north of Kabul, 02 March 2007. Since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001, many would agree that the political and cultural position of Afghan women has improved substantially but despite all these changes many challenges still remain.