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Marjan the Lion gets a new home

Male lion Marjan looks out from his cage in Afghanistan's Kabul Zoo in Kabul on March 18, 2014. Staff at Kabul Zoo unveiled its new star attraction Marjan the lion, who lived on a private rooftop in the city until being rescued by animal welfare officials in October 2013 from a businessman who reportedly paid $20,000 for the animal. Marjan is named after a half-blind lion who lived at Kabul Zoo and became a symbol of national survival after living through coups, invasions, civil war and the hardline Taliban era before dying in 2002.

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Marjan the Lion gets a new home

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