War rugs on sale in Chicken Street, Kabul

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Nasser Palangi is an Iranian artist who lives in Canberra. Recently returned from travelling, he’s shared these images taken in September 2006 on Kabul’s famous “Chicken Street” – our thanks to Nasser for allowing us to post them here.

Shop door with rugs

War rugs for sale on Chicken Street; these depict the defeat of the Soviet army.

Hanging map rug

A pictorial/map rug hanging outside a Chicken Street shop.

Boy outside shop

A small boy lounges beneath a “September 11” rug at a Chicken Street shopfront.

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