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Afghanistan's Ghazi Olympic Stadium was built in 1923 and used for both national and international sporting events throughout most of its existence, until the taliban took hold and transformed the national stadium into a venue for public executions and other horrific punishments. December 15th marked a historical day for Afghanistan as Ghazi Stadium was reopened to become a source of national pride. Staff Sgt. Shannon Ofiara takes us to Kabul. Also available in high definition


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This work, Ghazi Stadium Re-opening, by SSgt Shannon Ofiara, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.15.2011

Date Posted:12.18.2011 10:52AM

Category:Package

Video ID:133201

VIRIN:111215-F-#####-458

Filename:DOD_100295944

Length:00:01:54

Location:AF

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