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Step inside a gold-painted shipping container in downtown Washington, midway between the White House and the Capitol, and, for 20 minutes, you can make a new friend in Afghanistan, Cuba or Iran.Portals creator Amar Bakshi launched the project last year with an impressive $60,000 raised through a Kickstarter crowdfunding appeal.His goal is to have gilded 20-foot shipping containers everywhere, harnessing real-time Internet video technology to help strangers in two distant places to become acquaintances.The Washington container debuted at George Washington University in April, with its counterpart set up at Hariwa University in Afghanistan's third-largest city.Portals remains open at its current Washington location until June 21 .which also has instructions for building your own Portal.
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