via Talk Islam
Haroon links to some goodness on Afghanistan. The Atlantic has an email from Afghanistan. Nick Kristof on building schools. The New Yorker on the individual cost of war for an Iraqi veteran. The New Yorker also had a moving photoessay on the cost of war. The photo below is from the series. It’s same photo Colin Powell mentioned in his Obama endorsement.
Courtesy of the Boston Globe. Really wonderful set of photos. My only small criticism, it’s only from a select area of the world. Still, fantastic.
The text of the first line reads “Every day is Ashura, every land is Karbala.” It’s a formula used to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husayn. Arabic calligraphy stuff Originally uploaded by Aieman.