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From Street Urchin To Movie Star

Fawad Mohammadi is only 15 years old but has already had an incredible life: plucked from the obscurity of selling maps on the streets of Kabul to star in an Oscar-nominated movie, his life was also the inspiration for a British novelist. Thanks to his foreign connections, he is now studying at one of Kabul’s most prestigious schools – his days as a street child long behind him. (Malali Bashir, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)