What you think about Afghanistan now but that wasn’t the case in the past, you probably don’t think of short skirts, nice cars and liberal lifestyles. These fascinating pictures show that Afghanistan in the 1960s was a very different country than the one that exists today.
The Soviets invaded only a decade later and Afghanistan was pulled into war, and following Taliban rule and the US invasion in 2001, the country now bears little resemblance to the peaceful and prosperous nation.
The pictures were taken by American university professor Dr. Bill Podlich, who in 1967 took a two-year leave of absence to work for UNESCO in Afghanistan. He served as the Expert of Principles of Education at the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, and during this time he took many photographs of life as it was back then.
Now whose fault is it making it what Afghanistan is today?