Afghan Amusement Park Lasts Almost 13 Hours

KABUL — Christmas came early to Afghanistan’s capital city this week, as the war-weary local populace enjoyed the opening of the City Park amusement center. The park lasted an unprecedented 13 hours before being ripped apart by a wave of violence, including Taliban suicide bombers and a subsequent three-day battle that wiped out the remaining die-hard insurgents, along with all the good rides.

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