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Ali Khara
Independent
Iran/Afghanistan

Taliban soldiers ride bumper cars at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan.

I am Ali Khara, an Iranian photographer. I have been covering the middle eastern issues in the region for almost ten years by focusing on the Syrian civil war. I have covered the conflict zones in Iraq, Syria, and movements in Turkey, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iran.
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