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Ethnic Tensions Slow Afghanistan's Loya Jirga

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Ethnic Tensions Slow Afghanistan's Loya Jirga

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Ethnic Tensions Slow Afghanistan's Loya Jirga

Ethnic Tensions Slow Afghanistan's Loya Jirga

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Tribal and political leaders temporarily adjourn a council charged with forming a new constitution for Afghanistan. Debate at the Loya Jirga, or Grand Assembly, has been marred by heated arguments between representatives of the ethnic Pashtun majority and minority parties from the northern part of the country. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall.