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Students at the Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children participate in the juggling parade on the streets of Kabul before Afghanistan's eighth annual national juggling championship last week. (Sean Carberry/NPR)
Students at the Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children participate in the juggling parade on the streets of Kabul before Afghanistan's eighth annual national juggling championship last week. (Sean Carberry/NPR)

It was an expected sight in the Afghan capital Kabul: 100 boys and girls on foot, stilts and unicycles, juggling tennis balls and batons.

The parade was part of the national juggling championship.

Organizers hope juggling builds self-confidence in children who've known only war in their lifetimes.

NPR's Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry reports.

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This segment aired on August 19, 2013.

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