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    The light at the end of the tunnel [Image 2 of 5]

    The light at the end of the tunnel

    BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN

    09.26.2013

    Photo by Alicia Embrey 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    In the 1950s, as a gesture of goodwill to the Afghan people, the Soviet Union built the Salang Corridor, a series of 19 galleries and the 1.6 mile Salang Tunnel, that provided travelers protection from the elements. The Salang Corridor transformed the economy by opening the trade route, cutting travel between the regions from 72 hours to 10 and shaving 190 miles off the trip.

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    Date Taken: 09.26.2013
    Date Posted: 10.11.2013 08:13
    Photo ID: 1033931
    VIRIN: 130926-A-UF257-011
    Resolution: 4288x1612
    Size: 6 MB
    Location: BAGRAM, AF 

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