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All-Girl Robotics Team From Afghanistan Takes On Global Competition

In Education, Emerging Technology, Video by CBS New York

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Published on Jul 17, 2017

High school teams from nearly 160 countries are in the nation’s capital for the first “Global Robotics Challenge.” CBS News’ Weijia Jiang reports.

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Detected Closed Captioning: This Group Of High School Students From Afghanistan Showed Off Their Ball Sorting Creation In Washington DC In What’s Known As The Olympics Of Robotics But The All-girls Team Nearly Missed Out They Traveled 500 Miles To The US Embassy In Kabul To Get Their Visas twice They Were Denied Both Times Last week President Trump Stepped In And authorized The Visas The Girls Needed To travel To The States Dozens Of Supporters Showered The Team With Flowers And Hugs When They Arrived Friday Night One Team Member Said They Were Very Happy And Surprised When They Learned President Trump Intervened 60 Teams From Around The World The Afghan ambassador’s Has For Their Country Just Being Here Is Symbolic Despite War And A Lot Of Other Challenges That We Go Through Seeing them In Seeing The Talent That They Represent Gives Us The Hope That Afghanistan Has The Potential To Become A Stable And Prosperous Country The US Was Supposed To Send The Team A Box Of Materials But Terrorism Concerns Prevented The Delivery So The Girls Built This Robot With Surprise They Scraped Together No Matter Where They Place The Team Stole The Show We Judge Aang CBS News Washington And It Wasn’t Just Team Afghanistan Celebrating Permission To Participate Team Gambia had Their Visas Approved Last Week After being Denied For The First Time The competition Does Wrap Up Tomorrow

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Name: Kabul
Latitude: 34.52813
Longitude: 69.17233