Tom Wolfe is up for the year's least-wanted literary prize but Rowling's erotic prose judged not bad enough
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A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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