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Afghanistan seeks to boost tourism
Decades of conflict have meant tourist numbers have been low, but now attempts are being made to boost the sector.
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2012 11:51

Afghanistan's ancient history and rugged scenery used to attract tens of thousands of tourists a year.

But decades of conflicts have bled the industry dry.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from the picturesque Bamiyan region, where efforts are under way to improve facilities for tourists.

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