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Afghanistan celebrates 98 years of independence

Photo by Anadolu Agency.

This article describes Attan dance and Chob Jangi dance (likely referring to Chopbazi dance) taking place in the city of Kabul in celebration of Afghanistan's 98th Independence Day anniversary on August 19, 2017.

KABUL, Afghanistan - Thousands of young Afghan men, wearing traditional dresses and holding the tri-color national flag, flocked at a park in the capital Kabul to mark the country’s 98th Independence Day anniversary Saturday.

A rare wave of jubilation swept the war-torn country with a renewed sense of patriotism...

All main roads, public and private buildings, parks and cars in major urban centers including Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Khost and other cities were decorated with the national flag and posters of former King Amanullah Khan, who was at the helm of affairs when Afghanistan declared independence from the British influence over its foreign policy in 1919...

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