KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - FEBRUARY 2009: A dog fight, which is a popular pastime in this country with little entertainment. It is a favorite activity on Fridays, after prayers at the mosque, and locals bet on the outcome of these dangerous fights, often even placing thousands of dollars on individual bets. A suicide bombing in Kandahar in 2008 at a dog fight killed 67 people. Afghanistan has become the key war zone for the new US administration. After years of focus on Iraq, the US government has realized how critical an issue Afghanistan really is. It is a country all too used to broken promises, used to death and used to fighting for its survival. Afghans have increasingly lost hope, and have lost faith in the promises made by the Western World. They now seem focussed on daily survival despite the hardships and social issues that they face on a constant basis.
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