Portrait of Afghanistan

Saboor, 6, one of the last sons from the second wife of a renowned kite maker, Noor Agha, holds the kite he made out of a plastic bag next to his house situated in the middle of a graveyard in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March, 10, 2007. Noor Agha made kites for the movie makers of the best-selling novel, The Kite Runner. Noor Agha's wives, using their special glue, help him produce enough kites to please the clients' needs. Some of his children can also make their own kites with plastic bags and bamboo sticks. As the Afghan New Year's Day (Nawruz) approaching on March 21, the finger tips of Noor Agha's family got busier for mass production.