Afghanistan: Kingly Accomplishment

The ruler of Afghanistan is a man of many accomplishments. At 51, Mohammed Zahir Shah can snag the wiliest trout in the Hindu Kush, swoop down a ski slope at 60 m.p.h., or drop a brace of partridge as deftly as a skeet cham pion. He rides like Lochinvar, golfs near par on any course, and betweentimes collects rare books and Oriental art. On his experimental farm outside the ancient capital of Kabul, he raises mutant grapes, outsize apricots, and dairy cattle that can withstand the rigors of Afghan altitude with milky...

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