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Female contestants in Afghanistan’s X Factor are dicing with death

11 May 2019

9:00 AM

11 May 2019

9:00 AM

The cheering fans, the dramatic Hollywood-style drum rolls, the excitable host all sound just like The X Factor or The Voice. It’s hard to believe that beyond the lights and cameras there’s a huge security operation keeping the singers, TV staff and audience safe. But the Afghan version of the talent show is still under attack from the Taleban.

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