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Afghanistan: Ready to Rebuild

Mira Gul and his family are among 1.3 million Afghan refugees flooding the country at twice the expected rate

By Scott Baldauf, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

POL-E CHERKY, AFGHANISTAN - When Mira Gul pulled up to this sprawling United Nations repatriation camp at 6:30 a.m., a thought dawned on him.

"This may be the last time I have to stand in line for food or for anything." He smiles. Dust devils rip through the camp. "It feels good."

When the Taliban fell last year, few anticipated that refugees like Mira Gul and his family would return in