An Afghan peruses magazines
at the USIS Library.

Kabul, 1953

The opening of the Library was a great day for U.S.-Afghan relations. The facility not only offered English language courses, but also was an important venue for cultural events such as plays and movies. Ordinary Afghans could gain a sense of America life and culture by taking advantage of its excellent selection
of books and magazines.

Courtesy of the National Archives Still Picture Unit. 306-CS-8D-8.
Photograph by James A. Cudney.

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