At the age of 14, Thiem idly picked up an odd hunk of metal. It exploded, ripping off his arm just below the elbow and peppering his face and body with hot shrapnel.
In Afghanistan, Spring has officially arrived. All around the country signs are pointing to the changing season – the snow is melting, the trees are blooming and days are progressively getting longer. Perhaps most importantly, today is Nawruz – a Persian word meaning “a new day.”