Canal construction; Canal construction workers; Canals; Construction equipment; International agricultural assistance;
Afghan natives, including children, watch a P & H dragline excavator. One of the men is wearing pants and western style hat, similarly to the heavy machine operator in the background, indicating he probably worked for Morrison-Knudsen.
Three men pose on the ruins of the ancient hill city of Kala Bist (Qala Bist), where the Helmand and Arghandab rivers meet. The arch in the background is part of the castle structure. A yellow Willys Jeep helps with perspective.