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Afghanistan may be home to massive rare earth deposits worth more than $1 trillion, recent studies suggest. The precious mineral resources have the potential to completely transform the nation's economy. But security concerns and the historic heritage's preservation pose many challenges to the Afghan Government. Afghanistan may be home to massive rare earth deposits worth more then $1 trillion, recent studies suggest. The precious mineral resources have the potential to completely transform the nation’s economy. But security concerns and the historic heritage’s preservation pose many challenges to the Afghan Government. Also available in high definition.


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Date Taken:12.12.2011

Date Posted:12.12.2011 12:36PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:132707

Filename:DOD_100291915

Length:00:02:05

Location:AF

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