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Beauty of Womankind in a Land of Bloodshed

BEAUTY OF WOMANKIND IN A LAND OF BLOODSHED

The women of Afghanistan are of distinctly prepossessing appearance. Their fine features of Hebraic cast are set off by their love for bejewelled nose and finger rings, head and other ornaments. Tall and of sallow complexion, they present a striking picture, which is, however, rarely seen by "unbelievers" owing to their rigid seclusion. Nevertheless, amorous intrigue is common among them