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A New Day in Kabul



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In Step with Reforms
Photograph by Steve McCurry

Synchronized drills don't come easily to Afghanistan's new military recruits. Most are former guerrillas more adept at improvising mountain and desert attacks than at lockstep marching. Few can read or write, and most have never worn uniforms. Yet as they don crisp new uniforms, many also choose to shave their beards, now considered unfashionable.





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