Only a memory, destroyed by Taliban to remove evidence of religious past. Bamiyan, 53 meters tall, there was an ancient stairwell built into it and you could literally stand on the top of his head and look down the beautiful valley.
Fighters from the Islamic State group parade down a main road in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. A Yazidi woman nicknamed Dudu tells the story of how she was kidnapped by ISIS along with her sisters and other women, to be sold and married off.
ERBIL : IRAQ : AUG 2014 Yazidi refugee children smile and laugh despite all they have been through. Their families driven from their homes, terrified by killings and kidnapings. The Sunni Jihadist militants ISIS overran their villages. They had to cross a mountain and are now in a refugee camp in baking temperatures and hungry. These children are a testament to the human spirit.