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In the Taliban’s Afghanistan, the near-broke central bank somehow still functions

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People buy fruits and vegetables from street vendors in Kandahar in August.

A recent visit to Afghanistan showed a country facing an economic crisis. The banking system has seized up. Credit cards aren’t working. Afghans abroad struggle to send money to relatives back home.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)