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WHENAli Ah­madi thinks of Afghanistan, he thinks of his peace­ful moun­tain-rimmed vil­lage by a stream, not the war-rav­aged coun­try so of­ten fea­tured on the news.

He hasn’t given up hope of one day re­turn­ing to his birth­place.

‘‘It was a beau­ti­ful coun­try be­fore, and I hope one day it can be again,’’ he says.

‘‘Ev­ery­one has to be united and come to­gether (de­spite) dif­fer­ent reli­gions for us to be a united, peace­ful coun­try.

‘‘I have not been able to go back yet, but I would like to one day. I still have fam­ily there,’’ Ali says.

War­rior cast: Ali Ah­madi with Ta­tiana Grig­orieva, who is fel­low gla­di­a­tor Olympia.

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