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Zahir Shah of Afghanistan in 1930s-cropped - Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Zahir Shah becomes king of Afghanistan, facing a vice between Afghanistan's fiercely conservative lords & a more powerful & sophisticated outside world

King Amanullah Khan of Afghanistan, ca. 1920s.

King Amanullah Khan moved to establish diplomatic relations and modernize Afghanistan after the signing of the Treaty of Rawalipindi in He met with resistance by tribal and religious leaders and was abdicated in 1929 after forces invaded Kabul.

Amanullah Khan

Amanullah Khan

Amanullah’s nephew Mohammad Zahir Shah, the last king of Afghanistan, began a 40-year reign.

Amanullah’s nephew Mohammad Zahir Shah, the last king of Afghanistan, began a reign.

Habibullah

Habibullah

King Amanullah Khan & Queen Soraya during their official visit out of country in 1927 -1928

King Amanullah Khan & Queen Soraya during their official visit out of country in 1927

Afghanistan, Afghans, Royalty, Middle East, Bedspreads, Blankets

photos of Afghan monarch Amanullah Khan Ghazi.

photos of Afghan monarch Amanullah Khan Ghazi.

Afghan queen Soraya Tarzi, Paghman 1922

Soraya Tarzi of Afghanistan, Paghman 1922

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