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Afghan carpet industry threatened

5 October 2012 Last updated at 06:57 BST

Making carpets is a national industry in Afghanistan, and with the best ones fetching up to $100,000 (£60,000), it is a vital source of earnings.

What is more, the carpetmaking industry is one of the few providing employment to women.

But the industry is under threat from cheaper rivals from Iran and Turkey.

The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports from Kabul.