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Faces of Afghanistan

Raleigh's Reverend Ray Buchanan has been to Afghanistan twice since Sept. 11, in his role as head of the 4-year-old organization Stop Hunger Now, and each time he has come back with hundreds of photographs. You may have heard of his organization--they're the people behind the much heralded drive to bring blankets to the Afghan people before last Christmas, and after the recent earthquake in Northern Afghanistan, they immediately wired $5,000 in aid there. After 9/11, several first generation Afghan-Americans living in the Triangle formed a group called Americans for Permanent Peace in Afghanistan (APPA). When Buchanan heard of this group, he decided he wanted to show the photographs he's taken since 9/11--to show the faces of Afghanistan now (pictured above). The resulting exhibit, Faces of Afghanistan, will open with a preview at Raleigh's Artspace on Sunday, April 14 from 3-7 p.m. The preview will feature Afghan food, music, artwork, artifacts and clothing. The exhibition continues through April 19. Call 839-0689 for details.

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