The Normal Side Of Afghanistan That The Media Hides From You

The U.S. has been at war in Afghanistan for 11 years now, and thousands have died in conflict, so it’s understandable if all you’ve seen are pictures of devastation and chaos. I found these pictures to be a welcome reminder that regular life still goes on — even during wartime. Share these beautiful pictures with your friends, because the media sure isn't going to do it for you.

The Normal Side Of Afghanistan That The Media Hides From You

Look — they have girls, and they play soccer! Photo by ISAF.

See? 99.99% of the people in Afghanistan aren't terrorists. Photo by James Gordon.

And they have kids! In school! Photo by ISAF.

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Seven years ago, Bill Murray shared a powerful story about the importance of art. The revelation came during a discussion at the National Gallery in London for the release of 2014's "The Monuments Men." The film is about a troop of soldiers on a mission to recover art stolen by the Nazis.

After his first time performing on stage in Chicago, Murray was so upset with himself that he contemplated taking his own life.

"I wasn't very good, and I remember my first experience, I was so bad I just walked out — out onto the street and just started walking," he said.

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