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A business in Kabul thrives amid heaps of used clothes

Mr Ramazan at his shop in Kabul. He laments the population has decreased and that they don't buy the good items anymore, just the cheaper ones.

Kabul, Afghanistan

HAJJI Ramazan has built a modest empire from used clothes.

His shop, which has seen its fortunes wax and wane with those of Kabul, was started by his father 40 years ago in Chindawul market, one of the oldest in the city. Vendors in the narrow alleyway of several...