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Army procurement switch puts boot into Afghan dream


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Farhad Saffi, the owner of Milli Boot Factory, stands in his factory in Kabul April 14, 2012. Gazing glumly over millions of dollars worth of machinery which used to churn out thousands of police and army boots each day but now sits wreathed in plastic sheeting, Saffi fears he is seeing the death of an Afghan dream. Picture taken April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani