It seems that trucking in Afghanistan is not quite the same as most of us might imagine! The challenges posed by perilous cliff edges, rock falls, narrow passing places, and perhaps most dangerous of all, the constant threat of attack from bandits and terrorists are something these drivers have to face day in day out to move their goods in and out of Afghanistan. It seems one way of keeping their spirits up is painting their trucks with the brightest, most intricate designs they can think of - and don't they look fabulous? Due to all their decoration (including bells), these trucks are known as "jingly-Jangleys".
Here we see truckers and their trucks bravely negotiating the route from Kabul to Peshawar in Pakistan, via the notorious Khyber Pass.
All the photographs in this gallery were taken in 2004/2005 by Edward Reilly.
The frame and mat combinations displayed here in Edward's galleries have been personally selected by the photographer himself. However, you can change the picture size, frame and mat to suit your own specifications by choosing the "custom frame" option (which you will see whenever you click on any of the thumbnails below). If you have any questions or comments for Edward, please feel free to email him personally.
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