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Latest update : 2013-05-29

Afghan youths seek a better life... in Iran

With the departure of foreign troops next year, more and more Afghans are fleeing their country. They fear for their jobs after the pull-out; unemployment is already running at 40%. Many also fear a return of the Taliban. People are applying for visas in all foreign embassies, with the most solicited being the Iranian one. Iran shares a language and culture with Afghanistan, yet it's not easy for Afghans to move there. Those who manage it are often expelled and sent home.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Miyuki DROZ ARAMAKI , Sylvain LEPETIT

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