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Afghanistan: Herat High Flyers


Travis Beard/Argusphotography

Focuses on two mechanics Najibullah and Habibullah (the Bullah Brothers) that fix and sell Japanese bikes through the week and do motor-cross on Friday (Their day off). They built their own dirt track on land given to them by the government, and learnt how to fly over jumps and do tricks from watching motor-cross videos.


 

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A young boy cleans up after dinner has been served at the Bullah Boys motorbike shop.

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 20/05/2009

 

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Habibullah presents a photo of himself flying off a jump on his bike under the time of Taliban rein.

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 20/05/2009

 

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A photo in the workshop of Najibullah and friends skylarking on the roads around Herat

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Portrait of Najibullah in front of his workshop in Herat

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A photo in the workshop of Najibullah getting air at the Herat track.

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One of Najibullah frineds shows us the wound from a motorbike accident, for this reason he is not racing now.

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 20/05/2009

 

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The all male crowd watch the bikes pass at the track in Herat

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A friend of Najibullah give him some advice before he goes racing around the track in Herat

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A friend of Najibullah give him some advice before he goes racing around the track in Herat

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Habibullah racing around the track in Herat while locals watch him.

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Najibullah racing around the track in Herat while locals watch him.

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Habibullah gets high air and takes both hands off the bike at the track in Herat while locals watch him.

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Habibullah gets high air and takes both hands off the bike at the track in Herat while locals watch him.

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Najibullah racing around the track in Herat while locals watch him.

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Najibullah takes a corner as a crowd of children watch at the track in Herat

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Najibullah racing around the track in Herat while locals watch him.

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Najibullah gets high air and waves to the crowd at the track in Herat while locals watch him.

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 20/05/2009

 

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Najibullah gets high air and waves to the crowd at the track in Herat while locals watch him.

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 20/05/2009

 

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Najibullah gets high air over the crowd at the track in Herat while locals watch him.

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Najibullah stops for a rest after riding in the hot conditions for hours.

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The Herat High Flyers (Bullah Boys) pose for a photograph with Jeremy and Frauke at the bike track.

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 20/05/2009

 

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A boy stands next to a motorized rickshaw at the motorbike track

Herat, Herat, Afghanistan - 20/05/2009



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