afghan turkmen villager dorf
© Omar Sayami

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The district Qalay-i-Zal is mainly inhabited by the ethnicity of the Turkmen. Khodai Qul lives in the village Char Gul Tepa, north of Kunduz. As I've just learned he is very seriously ill and fighting for his life.

My friend Khairuddin has informed me today that Khodai Qul died on 12.18.2013.

Camera: NIKON D100
Aperture: ƒ/10
Focal length: 62mm
Shutter speed: 1/350s
ISO: 640
Taken: 25. 5. 2005
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  1. prachtvoller Bart
    in einem Gesicht,
    das oft und gern gelacht hat
    in einem langen Leben.
    ein weiteres eindrucksvolles Portrait…..

  2. His name is Khodai Qul from Char Gul Tepa Village, he is father of 6 son and one daughter, he used to tell us old stories and jokes when i was child, a very kind man, now he is very sick and struggling with death. he is my neighbor. May God give him soon cure!