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Afghanistan girls take to skateboarding

Originally Published: May 13, 2011
By Awista Ayub

It is December 2010, and Kabul has surrendered to winter as snow-capped mountains besiege this valley city. Most homes in Afghanistan are poorly heated by kerosene or wood heaters and the bone-chilling cold grips your soul and is slow to let go.

Movement, it seems, is the only economical relief from the bitterly cold, long winter months. For a group of young Afghan skateboarders, moving is all they seem to be doing these days at Afghanistan's first -- and only -- skate park through ...

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