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Afghan students of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music play sitars during a concert at the French Cultural Center in Kabul. Dozens of Afghan teens, including former street kids or orphans ages 10 to 22, are playing in the Afghan Youth Orchestra, which began a 12-day U.S. tour Feb. 3 and includes concerts at Washington's Kennedy Center, New York's Carnegie Hall (with the Scarsdale High School orchestra) and the New England Conservatory in Boston. (Jan. 31, 2013)(Credit: Getty Images)

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Afghan Youth Orchestra rehearses with Scarsdale High School

The Afghan Youth Orchestra held a joint rehearsal with members of the Scarsdale High School orchestra, which meant that young musicians from a war-torn country where music was banned for several years by the Taliban were playing alongside those from one of New York's toniest suburbs.