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ROAD SHOW He is the most chic statesman on the planet, according to Gucci's Tom Ford, but interim Afghan Prime Minister Hamid Karzai also displayed impressive charm and sophistication on his round-the-globe aid hunt. By the end of last week he had netted $4.5 billion in pledges

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"Everything has been wrecked, destroyed—we're nowhere near where we were a quarter-of-a-century ago."
MOHAMMED MURAD,
head of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in southwest Afghanistan, on the state of farming in the country

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