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  • Looking regal in a traditional green chapan robe and gray turban, newly-elected President Hamid Karzai joined over 1,600 delegates to draw Afghanistan's Loya Jirga to a close today.

    Ending With A Whimper

  • The old man had plump cheeks and wore a rainbow-striped chapan.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • She looks back over her shoulder and sees that Hamza is a tiny figure, his chapan a burst of color against the brown of the trees 'bark.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • "You should know the skill of your fellow chapan-dazi better than that," his friend admonished him.

    Call Of The Heart

  • Karzai's chapan and say, "Hamid, my man, you've gotta get some more women in here."

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • "If Atta left for even one hour, the whole city would be looted," says Hajji Mohammed, an elderly shopkeeper who sells traditional emerald green chapan coats in the city's bazaar.

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  • They may have enjoyed the sartorial splash made by their president, who appeared in a particularly attractive green-and-purple striped chapan, or coat, topped by his trademark karakul hat.

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  • He was ordered to grow out his beard, issued a chapan (the vest traditionally worn by Afghan men), a pakol (the traditional Pashto hat), linen pants, leather sandals and a list of phonetically written Pashtun phrases.

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  • Later the minister called me forward and presented me with a chapan, the full-length gold and green-striped cloak that President Karzai is often seen wearing.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • The ultimate success or failure of our war effort could turn on whether Karzai can don that mantle as successfully as he does his trademark chapan cape and karakul hat.

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