Zormat district 002
Most Afghans live in traditional mud-walled buildings called qal’ahs “fortresses.” Most qal’ahs are comprised of a series of rooms located around a private rectangular courtyard where men, women and children play, cook and socialize. Married sons often share the same house as their parents, although they have separate quarters inside the qal-ahs. The land immediately outside the qal-ahs are normally comprised of farmlands.
Photo: Sgt. John P Sklaney III, 2-45th Agribusiness Development Team