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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Afghanistan’s Uphill Racer

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan — Khalil Reza is a champion. His mother calls him a hero. He calls himself a skier.

On donated skis, he climbed up a quarter-mile slope and skied down an ungroomed mountain well before the handful of experienced Europeans and Americans who traveled here specifically for the Afghan Ski Challenge, held on Friday by the Aga Khan Foundation and two Swiss journalists. Also defeated were nine other Afghan competitors, most reared in small snow-covered villages tucked in the valleys of the Koh-i-Baba mountains....Continue Reading (Also Photo shots)

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