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Yearning for the homeland

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An Afghan girl in New Delhi, India
An Afghan girl in New Delhi, India

An Afghan girl in New Delhi, India, waits for her turn to perform.


An Afghan girl, living in Indian capital Delhi, waits for her traditional dance performance in commemoration of the World Refugee Day in 2011. Every year, June 20 is celebrated as the World Refugee Day by the UN to spotlight world attention on the plight of refugees across the world. The slogan for the 2011 campaign was ‘1 is too many’.

This photograph is to celebrate the International Women’s Day (8th March) and highlight the challenges that women face across countries, cultures and the world. More pictures related to the IWD at


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Rahul is a Delhi-based journalist and a photographer. He has worked for various newspapers and magazines in various capacities including as a Reporter and also as an Editor. He has the experience of working in the international development sector. Rahul's areas of interest are urban set-ups & cities, travel and tourism, water & environment, NGOs and the development sector. He has received a number of international awards which include the Chevening scholarship by the British Council to study at the University of Westminster; a training programme by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Reporting on HIV/AIDS; and an international course by Radio Netherlands on Internet. He is currently working on two books and hopes to see them in print soon (hopefully). He also has held solo photo-exhibitions on one of his favourite themes 'The Greens of Delhi', including one at Alliance Francaise at New Delhi on the World Environment Day in June 2011.