Meet The Other Robotics Team That Almost Didn't Make It To The Competition

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It was a story that made headlines around the world. An all-girl team from Afghanistan applied for visas to come to the First Global Challenge , an international robotics competition taking place in Washington, D.C. this week. And their visa request was denied. They weren't the only team to face visa hurdles. The team from Gambia — two girls and three boys — was also denied when they first applied. "Having no hope to come, we still worked," says the team's captain, 18-year-old Alieu Bah. "We never give up, no matter how hard the condition is. That's how we pushed and pushed and pushed until we finally reapplied and got our visa, and here we are now." The Afghanistan team got its visas as well. Now both teams are in Washington, D.C., for the contest....

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