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Loya Jirga
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Representatives from Afghanistan's tribal and cultural groups are holding a 'loya jirga' - a traditional assembly to select a new interim government.

It is hoped that the meeting will pave the way for a general election to be held in 18 months' time.

However, the country remains divided along ethnic, religious and political faultlines, and reaching an agreement may not be easy.

Use this guide to find out more about Afghanistan’s key powerbrokers

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