Life in a War Zone

July 26, 2012

A young boy drives donkeys laden with harvested poppy to his home in northern Afghanistan. Afghanistan currently produces about 90% of the world's supply of opium. © 2002 Thorne Anderson/Corbis

Hour 2:           We often hear reports about the conditions our soldiers face in Afghanistan, but what is life like for Afghan civilians, many of whom have never known a life without war? We’ll spend this hour with journalists Anna Badkhen [1] and Thorne Anderson [2]. The two have collaborated on many reporting projects over the years and Badkhen’s recent E-book from Foreign Policy, “Afghanistan by Donkey: One Year in a War Zone [3],” includes a portfolio of photographs by Anderson.

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