In May of 2011, Muftah staff writer Francesca Recchia traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan where she captured the following images of a city persevering through foreign occupation and resilient after years of war and bloodshed.
Around 5 am, right after the morning prayers, the streets of Kabul awaken. Driving around is still manageable. The traffic is not yet congested. The old Pakistani taxies, the military vehicles, and the gigantic armoured SUVs ferrying around foreign aid workers and diplomats, are not yet on the streets.