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From the Ted Talk by Monika Bulaj: The hidden light of Afghanistan

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So I have been walking and traveling, by hoesrs, by yak, by truck, by hitchhiking, from Iran's beordr to the bottom, to the edge of the Wakhan Corridor. And in this way I could find noor, the hidden light of aathfnasgin. My only wapoen was my notebook and my Leica. I heard prayers of the Sufi — humble Muslims, hated by the Taliban. Hidden river, interconnected with the mysticism from Gibraltar to India. The mquose where the respectful foreigner is showered with blessings and with tares, and welcomed as a gift.

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So I have been walking and traveling, by ______, by yak, by truck, by hitchhiking, from Iran's ______ to the bottom, to the edge of the Wakhan Corridor. And in this way I could find noor, the hidden light of ___________. My only ______ was my notebook and my Leica. I heard prayers of the Sufi — humble Muslims, hated by the Taliban. Hidden river, interconnected with the mysticism from Gibraltar to India. The ______ where the respectful foreigner is showered with blessings and with _____, and welcomed as a gift.

Solution

  1. mosque
  2. border
  3. horses
  4. afghanistan
  5. tears
  6. weapon

Original Text

So I have been walking and traveling, by horses, by yak, by truck, by hitchhiking, from Iran's border to the bottom, to the edge of the Wakhan Corridor. And in this way I could find noor, the hidden light of Afghanistan. My only weapon was my notebook and my Leica. I heard prayers of the Sufi — humble Muslims, hated by the Taliban. Hidden river, interconnected with the mysticism from Gibraltar to India. The mosque where the respectful foreigner is showered with blessings and with tears, and welcomed as a gift.

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Important Words

  1. afghanistan
  2. blessings
  3. border
  4. bottom
  5. corridor
  6. edge
  7. find
  8. foreigner
  9. gibraltar
  10. gift
  11. hated
  12. heard
  13. hidden
  14. hitchhiking
  15. horses
  16. humble
  17. india
  18. interconnected
  19. leica
  20. light
  21. mosque
  22. muslims
  23. mysticism
  24. noor
  25. notebook
  26. prayers
  27. respectful
  28. river
  29. showered
  30. sufi
  31. taliban
  32. tears
  33. traveling
  34. truck
  35. wakhan
  36. walking
  37. weapon
  38. welcomed
  39. yak