For Afghan youth, peace talks put stylish hair, music and sports in the balance

Reuters Kabul, Afghanistan Jan 29, 2019, 12:41 PM(IST)

When the hardline Taliban were in power, Afghan men sported bushy beards and women and girls were denied education and didn't dare venture out of their homes, unless they had a male family member with them and their faces or heads were covered. But now, nearly two decades since the fall of the regime in 2001, life in Kabul and some of Afghanistan's larger cities are starting to catch up with the rest of the world. Health, education and infrastructure have improved and along with it, social freedoms have expanded.

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