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Stefan & Jayne Go Pashto | by jcravens
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Stefan & Jayne Go Pashto

Ever seen a Kentucky girl in a Burqa? She looks just like anyone else in a Burqa. This is us in 2007 in Stefan's parents' garden in Germany. He's wearing the shalwar kameez I bought him in Kandahar. I'm wearing a burka I bought in Kabul. I sent this photo to Fariba back in Kabul and she said we look "like a nice Pashto couple." I also sent this to several friends, two of whom said they were deeply disturbed at the thought of any woman being required to dress this way -- very much a "The Handmaid's Tale" moment. I have no idea why this photo is the most popular in my collection. More about my adventure in Afghanistan.

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Taken on August 26, 2007