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David Douglas Duncan

World of Islam

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Arab figure in foreground washing his tea service with arid sunlit mountain in background reflected in the lake waters.

"Afghan Tribesman, 1955. Deep in the Hindu Kush (Hindu Killer) mountains of central Afghanistan, a tribesman crouches beside a placid lake to rinse his tea cups. Late afternoon sunlight on the far shore hurled molten reflections toward the wanderer." David Douglas Duncan, insert.