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Why Afghans Don't Go To The Movies

You can't blame the Taliban anymore.

There are just a few cinemas left in Kabul
There are just a few cinemas left in Kabul
Ghayor Waziri

KABUL — Here at Cinema Pamer in the Afghan capital, an Indian movie is showing on the big screen. There are 600 seats inside, but the cinema is mostly empty, with only some 150 people watching the film.


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Fifteen years ago, Francesco kept busy by scamming people. He was a regular visitor to the beaches of Terracina, south of Rome, where he was caught several times selling counterfeit Ray-Ban sunglasses. Then came the drugs, which fed a serious substance-induced psychosis and eventually he tested positive for HIV.

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