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from current exhibit in Abu Dhabi of Islamic Textiles from 17th to 20th c from across the Islamic world. No info given on this spectacular piece.

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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

from Mashable

1907-1915: Russia Before the Revolution, in Color

1911 The Emir of Bukhara, Alim Khan (1880-1944), poses solemnly for his portrait, taken in 1911 shortly after his accession. As ruler of an autonomous city-state in Islamic Central Asia, the Emir presided over the internal affairs of his emirate as absolute monarch, although since the mid-1800s Bukhara had been a vassal state of the Russian Empire. With the establishment of Soviet power in Bukhara in 1920, the Emir fled to Afghanistan where he died in 1944.

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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan — Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan back...

Taliban government flag for Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: "There is no god but God and Mohamed is his Prophet"

from twitter.com

Amebo app on

Uruzjan, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Mujahideen

Implementation of an Islamic state The Taliban was able to oust the existing weakened government and take over Kabul in September 1996, establishing the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان‎ ṭālibān "students"), alternately spelled Taleban,[21] is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan. It spread throughout Afghanistan and formed a government, ruling as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from September 1996 until December 2001, with Kandahar as the capital. However, it gained diplomatic recognition from only three states: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Mohammed Omar is the founder and has been serving as…

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