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  • Afghanistan's First and Only Bowling Alley

    The Strikers is an exact replica of a bowling alley you'd find in the west, right down to the splashy furniture and nachos and cheese on the menu.
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  • Afghanistan's First and Only Bowling Alley

    An Afghan picks up a ball at Strikers, Afghanistan's only bowling alley. The alley gives Afghans a chance to forget about the horrors of war outside, and relax over a friendly game.
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  • Afghanistan's First and Only Bowling Alley

    The bowling alley is equipped with state of the art, electronic scoring systems. The alley's owner brought in employees from Brunswick Lanes to teach her staff how to use them.
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  • Afghanistan's First and Only Bowling Alley

    Strikers has 12 lanes. At $35 an hour, the price is high for many Afghans, but it's still packed on Thursday and Friday nights.
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  • Afghanistan's First and Only Bowling Alley

    An Afghan hurls a bowling ball down one of the twelve lanes at Strikers, Afghanistan's only bowling alley.
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  • Afghanistan's First and Only Bowling Alley

    Entering Strikers requires going through a blastproof door, then a full body search by armed guards. The security is an added measure of protection in a country where the Taliban have proven they can strike the heart of the capital.
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  • Afghanistan's First and Only Bowling Alley

    An armed guard stands watch inside Strikers, Afghanistan's only bowling alley. There are armed guards on duty at all hours, preventing Afghans from bringing in weapons and banned substances, like alcohol and drugs.
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  • Afghanistan's First and Only Bowling Alley

    Yes, Strikers even has authentic bowling shoes -- so authentic you'll wish you didn't have to wear them.
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