Afghan Government Replaces Old Currency The Afghan government burns and shreds its national currency, replacing it with a newly minted version. The destruction of the old currency is part of an effort to regain control of the economy, after decades of anarchy and civil war. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

Afghan Government Replaces Old Currency

Afghan Government Replaces Old Currency

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The Afghan government burns and shreds its national currency, replacing it with a newly minted version. The destruction of the old currency is part of an effort to regain control of the economy, after decades of anarchy and civil war. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.