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Every Friday, after prayers, hundreds of men and boys go to a hilltop overlooking Kabul, to take part in one of Afghanistan\'s national passions -- \{quote}gudiparan bazi,\{quote} or kite flying. Kite flying is more than a hobby, it\'s a serious sport. Kite flyers use string that has been coated with a special paste of glue and finely ground glass. They maneuver their kites in the sky so that they can cut the strings of an opponent\'s kite.
Kite Flyers of Kabul

Every Friday, after prayers, hundreds of men and boys go to a hilltop overlooking Kabul, to take part in one of Afghanistan\'s national passions -- \"gudiparan bazi,\" or kite flying. Kite flying is more than a hobby, it\'s a serious sport. Kite flyers use string that has been coated with a special paste of glue and finely ground glass. They maneuver their kites in the sky so that they can cut the strings of an opponent\'s kite.