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In Kabul’s ‘Car Guantánamo,’ Autos Languish and Trust Dies

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New York Times, 17 February 2013
Just a brilliant reportage: ‘Residents here call it Car Guantánamo. Behind these walls are thousands of cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles and even bicycles, lined up in vehicular purgatory after falling afoul of the Kabul traffic police. Things that have landed cars in the slammer: illegal left turns, parking violations, involvement in fender-benders and, perhaps most egregious, failure to pay a bribe.’