Ro­bot­ics 6 over moon

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

KABUL: Six mem­bers of Afghanistan’s all-girls ro­bot­ics team have ar­rived at the Kabul air­port, head­ing to the US Em­bassy with their pass­ports to get doc­u­men­ta­tion for en­try into the US.

They were ac­com­pa­nied by their man­ager, Alireza Mehra­ban. At the air­port, work­ers and pas­sen­gers won­dered at the me­dia at­ten­tion the girls were re­ceiv­ing, un­aware of their iden­ti­ties. Lida Az­izi, 15, a team mem­ber, was ex­cited at the prospect of trav­el­ling to the com­pe­ti­tion. “This is such an im­por­tant trip for us.”

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