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Kabul. - Afghanistan, the Near East Asian emirate subject to quarrel between England and Russia, reveals a continuous high elevated plain. Wild cliffs alternate with fruitful stretches of land. Kabul, the capital, lies in an area that can measure itself against Babylon and Nineveh; some parts do though bear witness to an earlier splendor. The Afghan is very proud of his piece of land. His great predeliction for beautiful guns comes in part from the passionate sense of freedom that stirs his soul.

[Translated from German on back of Liebig's Meat Extract advertising card from 1910.]


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