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Afghan capital's thirsty residents dig deep to combat drought, overuse

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Several unseasonably dry winters have exacerbated the problem. Heavy rain and snow this year raise hopes groundwater can be replenished, at least for a while.

By Sayed Hassib

KABUL, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A growing population is straining water supplies in Afghanistan's capital, forcing those who can afford it to dig unregulated wells ever deeper to tap a falling water table.

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