Muslim men and women do not express affection of any sort in public, including holding hands.
Men do not physically touch women in greetings; rather, they greet verbally, if at all.
At one point the Afghan refugee population in Pakistan alone reached 3.2 million.
The capital city Kabul is the largest in Afghanistan with a population of over three and a half million people.
Afghan women are usually deferential to their fathers, brothers, or husbands in public.
Nevertheless, an age hierarchy prevails throughout all.
Afghan weddings are unique and modern celebrations of the people of Afghanistan.
It is a tradition in which, like King Amanullah Khan and Queen Soraya Tarzi, the bride and groom whom are respected as King and Queen of the night.
Male friends often kiss twice when they meet, or walk down the road hand in hand or arm in arm.
This is customary and a sign of friendship, not homosexuality.
Afghanistan is divided by the Hindu Kush Mountains running across the country making up the central highlands; these mountains also form part of the Himalayas.