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Polio's last stand on the Afghan-Pakistan border

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March 5, 2014
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At the Afghan-Pakistani border, Afghans dismiss militant threats and conspiracy theories about the polio vaccination programme while their children receive drops that could finally eradicate the crippling disease. Duration: 02:15 Video provided by AFP


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