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Letters From Afghanistan

Starting February 24, the Library of Congress is running a multimedia exhibit displaying some of the thousands of hand-painted scrolls and letters received by Afghanistan's most popular radio station, RFE/RL's Radio Azadi.

The exhibit -- "Voices From Afghanistan" -- offers a window into the daily lives of ordinary Afghans from various ethnic communities across all parts of the country.

Since it went on the air in 2001, Radio Azadi has received thousands of letters from merchants, clerics, farmers, university students, and schoolchildren across Afghanistan.

If you're in D.C., the exhibition runs until May 8 (details here). Or check out our multimedia page on the letters.

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