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Afghan Paragliders Soar Through Kabul's Skies

Zakia Mohammadi, a woman in Afghanistan's first national paragliding team, waited on a hilltop on the outskirts of Kabul for a wind to lift her craft into the sky, as dozens of watching teenagers clapped and cheered. She is one of a group of young Afghans taking to the skies of a capital where military helicopters and surveillance balloons are a far more familiar sight. "When I went up to the sky, I thought I was a bird which had just been freed from a cage," said...

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