Burqa-clad Afghan women in Kabul
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Burqa business decline for Kabul traders

26 February 2013 Last updated at 17:14 GMT

Burqa traders in the Afghan capital Kabul are reporting a decline in business, with some going bust altogether.

The long body-covering veiled garment is no longer compulsory for women, as it was under the rule of the Taliban.

Traders have also had to drop their prices because of cheap imports from China.

Karen Allen reports.