58 - Hakim surprises Laila and Tariq with a trip to see the...

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Unformatted text preview: Hakim surprises Laila and Tariq with a trip to see the giant stone sculptures of Buddha in Bamiyan Valley. The three of them hike to the tops of the statues, exploring the caves where Buddhist monks used to live. Hakim tells Laila and Fariq that he brought them there to show them one of his favorite places, and to remind them of the rich, varied history of their country. Hakim tells Laila that he brought Fariba here, and that she was different before she lost her sons joyous and exuberant. While Tariq rests, Hakim tells Laila how part of him would like to move to America and start over, but he knows Fariba would never leave Afghanistan. Six months later, the Soviets sign a peace treaty and leave Afghanistan. On hearing the news, Fariba says she will not celebrate until the Mujahideen, the Afghani Muslim fighters, hold a victory parade.says she will not celebrate until the Mujahideen, the Afghani Muslim fighters, hold a victory parade....
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