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Eddie Mair | 10:44 UK time, Tuesday, 10 November 2009

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"Cheerful child labour: 14 and 15 year old wheelbarrow boys, Kabul.


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English student Hadi Attay, waiting three days for news of his sister, admitted to the emergency ward at Jumhuriat Hospital, Kabul.


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The outdoor waiting area for family and friends of patients - Hadi slept three nights here.


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New Jumhuriat Hospital - new but closed, despite being 'opened' by Hamid Karzai during his election campaign.


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Doctors discussing how to raise funds for essential equipment that they need for the hospital. The hospital budget is good. They laughed when I asked where the money had gone. "A lot of money, a lot of people, a lot of pockets".


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Barber Nazar Mohammed and his son Amir Mohammad, with his new certificate. Supporter of Hamid Karzai - but he told me he has to deliver now - jobs and an end to corruption.


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That certificate.


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Vendor on a Kabul pavement.


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Friends in a Kabul park


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Thinking.


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Dusty and turning cold - central Kabul at the weekend.


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Dozens of children beg from cars during the rush hours.


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Awful Kabul roads.


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Ramazan Bashardost, who came third in the first round of the presidential election, with more than 10%. He told me Hamid Karzai is "King Karzai, the King of Fraud". Bashardost campaigns against corruption."

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