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Reference : V-P-AF-E-01835
Date : 05/2011
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul, ICRC orthopaedic centre. Wheelchair and basketball player and coach Jess Markt conducts a training session for patients.
Photographer : BARRY, Jessica
Person appearing :
CAIRO, Alberto (chef du programme orthopédique, Afghanistan)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 29.12.2011

Last May, wheelchair basketball player and coach, Jess Markt conducted a week-long training session for patients at the ICRC's Orthopaedic Centre in Kabul. The patients had been playing basketball together for some time, but it was more like 'buzkashi' – the ferocious no-holds-barred local equivalent of polo – than basketball, according to Alberto Cairo, head of the ICRC's Orthopaedic programme. On the first day of training, Jess explained the basic rules of the game, watched by Alberto (standing right with glasses) and other members of the Ortho Centre staff.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4272x2848
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour