A door made from cloth hangs at the entrance to a mud compound at the village of Kunkak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 2011. Village doors in Helmand are made from a variety of scavenged material -- oil drums, shipping containers, bits of cloth, rice sacks or tins -- and are often the only splash of individuality and colour in a drab, beige landscape where one compound looks almost identical to the next.

A door made from tins marks the entrance to a mud compound at the village of Kunkak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 2011.

A door made from metal is seen on a compound at the village of Kunkak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 2011.

A door made from metal is seen on a compound at the village of Kunkak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 2011.

A door made from a shipping container marks the entrance to a compound at the village of Kunkak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 2011.

A door made from cloth hangs inside a mud compound at the village of Kunkak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 2011.

A door made from wood is locked at the entrance to a mud compound at the village of Kunkak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 2011.