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Once upon a time in Afghanistan

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Kabul Rocks
Afghanistan in the 50's and 60's. Credit: Mohammad Rahim & Mohammad Qayoumi, President of San Jose State University - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Qayoumi

Article Excerpt: "A half-century ago, Afghan women pursued careers in medicine; men and women mingled casually at movie theaters and university campuses in Kabul; factories in the suburbs churned out textiles and other goods. There was a tradition of law and order, and a government capable of undertaking large national infrastructure projects, like building hydropower stations and roads, albeit with outside help. Ordinary people had a sense of hope, a belief that education could open opportunities for all, a conviction that a bright future lay ahead. All that has been destroyed by three decades of war, but it was real."

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/05/27/once_upon_a_time_in_afghanistan

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