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Enterprising Teen Inventor Makes Toys Out of Garbage in Afghanistan

A teen in Afghanistan is making beautiful, working toys out of the most humble of materials: garbage. Shakirullah lives in Khost province, near the border with Pakistan. With department stores and Amazon deliveries in short supply, he got resourceful. The 16-year-old scours dumps and fields of rubble for the raw materials he needs. What looks like refuse to almost anybody else looks like the beginnings of a toy tractor. Shakirullah draws a schematic for his replica, and then gets to work.

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