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FLIGHT OF FANCY: Kabul is more than just bomb craters and razor wire

Sure, there is the occasional suicide bomb attack, but Kabul has long been synonymous with risk. And though Afghanistan's bustling capital still molders under the detritus of nearly 30 years of war, its historic attractions are now easier to enjoy, thanks to a plucky new travel company called Great Game, greatgametravel.com. Its mission is to give visitors a taste of the people and culture that made this city a vital crossroads of Asia and Europe for more than 5,000 years. "Even the foreigners who have lived here for years have no idea what Kabul is," says Jamshid Rahimi, a...

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