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Thursday
Jul222010

What Development Looks Like

 About two years ago I drove from Taluqan to Fayzabad in the remote northeast of Afghanistan.  It took six to eight hours to cover a distance of 170km.  Across the river from the dirt track that served as the road, work crews were engaged in the seemingly ceaseless and impossible task of blasting and digging away at the mountains which hindered the desired course of the road.

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