Khaled Hosseini, the author of the best-selling book "The Kite Runner," returned to Afghanistan in March 2007 for the first time since leaving the country in the 1970s. Hosseini's new book is called "A Thousand Splendid Suns."
Hosseini is seen here outside a destroyed palace in Kabul. Hosseini was born in Afghanistan, and says that when he returned he "found a whole different Kabul than when I left. Amputees walking around the city. Widows. Orphans
(Courtesy Khaled Hosseini)