Afghan girls robotics group to contest after visa obstacles


Afghanistan group member Lisa Azizi troubleshoots a team’s drudge entrance before to a opening rite for a FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, Sunday, Jul 16, 2017. They will be competing opposite entrants from some-more than 150 countries in a general competition. It’s a initial annual robotics foe designed to inspire youths to pursue careers in math and science. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

A robotics group of 6 girls from Afghanistan is attending an general foe in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that stirred involvement from US President Donald Trump.

The group was a initial to be introduced during an opening rite Sunday for a three-day high propagandize competition.

They will contest opposite entrants from some-more than 150 countries in a FIRST Global Challenge. It’s a initial annual robotics foe designed to inspire youths to pursue careers in math and science.

The girls are entering a drudge they done that can commend blue and orange and arrange balls into scold locations.

Team Afghanistan participates in a opening rite for a FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, Sunday, Jul 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Afghanistan group member Kwasar Rashan, center, walks with her teammates to choice for a opening rite impetus of a FIRST Global Challenge 2017.
Afghanistan group member Lisa Azizi difficulty shoots a teams drudge entrance before to a opening ceremony. (AP phpto)
Afghanistan group member Somaya Faryuqi, right, has a dwindle of Afghanistan drawn on her impertinence before to a opening ceremony. (AP Photo)
Afghanistan group member Kwasar Rashan binds a Afghan dwindle while watchful for a opening rite impetus of a FIRST Global Challenge 2017. (AP Photo)

The group was twice deserted for U.S. visas. They arrived in Washington from their hometown of Herat, Afghanistan, early Saturday after Trump’s last-minute involvement to avoid a visa system.

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