April 13th, 2010
02:17 PM ET

Kabul nightlife: Thriving in between suicide bombs

Nightlife may seem like a luxury no one can afford in Kabul. But on most nights, Kabul's expatriates go out and partake in the manic craziness of the city's bar and restaurant scene in houses reminiscent of America's Prohibition-era speakeasies, behind 20-ft.-tall blast walls and an outer perimeter of armed Afghan security guards. "It's like dancing at the edge of a volcano," explains one U.N. worker in Kabul.

Read the full story from Time's Tim McGirk 


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  1. Smith in Oregon

    I guess the Karzai allied Clans are celebrating until the Taliban return in power to Afghanistan and once again ban Alcohol and Opium-Heroin use.

    With US Military troops protecting those celebrating it is enabling Afghanistan citizens to drink alcohol, smoke Opium and use Heroin. That is a hell of an agreement with President Karzai.

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