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Zormat district 002 | by Oklahoma National Guard
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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

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Taken on January 12, 2011