In the late eighteenth century, Kabul was established as Afghanistan's capital.In this false-color satellite image vegetation appears fluorescent green, urban areas range in color from gray to black, and bare ground varies in color from beige to reddish brown.Both statues were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. However, there are a lot of important things you need to know before making your move.The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).We read every letter or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate.If you have information about these or other national security challenges, please provide it through our secure online form.The information you provide will be protected and confidential.
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View of surrounding farmlands from within the caves at the "Large Buddha" in Bamyan.
The caves were once inhabited by Buddhist monks who left behind a legacy of religious frescoes and paintings, partially destroyed by the fundamentalist Taliban.
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