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Hundreds of men and boys come to a hilltop overlooking Kabul after prayers on Fridays, to fly kites from the windy site. The building in the background, ruined during more than two decades of fighting, is the mausoleum of King Nadir Shah, who ruled Afghanistan from 1929 to 1933. The mausoleum was built by his son, King Zahir Shah, who ruled from 1933 to 1973.
Kite Flyers of Kabul

Hundreds of men and boys come to a hilltop overlooking Kabul after prayers on Fridays, to fly kites from the windy site. The building in the background, ruined during more than two decades of fighting, is the mausoleum of King Nadir Shah, who ruled Afghanistan from 1929 to 1933. The mausoleum was built by his son, King Zahir Shah, who ruled from 1933 to 1973.