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    30 Days Through Afghanistan: Day 26

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    AFGHANISTAN

    03.08.2010

    Video by Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Raimondi 

    ISAF Joint Command

    PRT Herat | Day 26 – Thank you Chris. Your comment and questions to my “Hallelujah in Herat” blog led me on a very interesting journey. To catch everyone up, he basically asked “Why is Herat so nice,” and I went out and found some answers.

    When I woke up this morning, I was thinking about writing about provincial reconstruction teams and what the Italians are doing here. Then I read his comments and decided to do a little Herat investigation. When I heared the answers, my ideas for a blog changed.

    We went into the city and saw some construction projects and when we got back we ran to get some coffee. I walked into the shop and the shopkeeper is a 23-year-old Afghan from Herat. He speaks English well enough that I asked him Chris’s questions.

    He told me Herat is so nice because half the people left when the Taliban took over. They moved to Iran and learned how nice life could be and when they returned, brought those dreams with them. He told me one million people used to live here before the Taliban, 500,000 left, and since the Taliban have been run out of town, the population has exploded to more than two million. I did a little fact checking with this, and the population may be quite a bit lower than his number.

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    Date Taken: 03.08.2010
    Date Posted: 03.08.2010 17:49
    Category: Package
    Video ID: 80650
    Filename: DOD_100065556
    Length: 00:08:03
    Location: AF

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