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Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet

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An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie. 

Afghan actors Jawanmard Paiz (R) and Fawad Mohammadi during an interview with AFP in Kabul on February 9, 2013. Both star in "Buzkashi Boys", a film about two youngsters growing up in Kabul who dream of becoming Buzkashi horseback riders in Afghanistan's national sport.

Fawad Mohammadi, 14, was selling maps to passing foreigners on Kabul's famed Chicken Street to help feed his family when he met American director Sam French.

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