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Afghan Kids Find Joy In Juggling

Students at the Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children participate in the juggling parade on the streets of Kabul before Afghanistan's eighth annual national juggling championship last week. (Sean Carberry/NPR)

Students at the Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children participate in the juggling parade on the streets of Kabul before Afghanistan’s eighth annual national juggling championship last week. (Sean Carberry/NPR)

It was an expected sight in the Afghan capital Kabul: 100 boys and girls on foot, stilts and unicycles, juggling tennis balls and batons.

The parade was part of the national juggling championship.

Organizers hope juggling builds self-confidence in children who’ve known only war in their lifetimes.

NPR’s Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry reports.

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