The Digital Journalist
Reza / Webistan
Afghanistan. Region of Paktika. Village of Shkin. May 2004: U.S. soldiers burst into this prayer room in the Pashtun tribal zone of Waziristan. They search shops, houses, factories and streets for fighters linked to Al-Qaida because they hide among the population. A soldier even checks behind a curtain representing Mecca and Medina.