Another Bailout Looms, But This Time It's For Kabul

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February Is A Violent Month In Afghanistan

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A girl stands among Afghan women clad in burqas in Kabul last October. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Kabul Seeks Control Of Women's Shelters

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Afghan National Army soldiers line up with their literacy instruction materials in hand Aug. 7, 2010, at the Capital Division Headquarters. Staff Sgt. Rachel Martinez/USAF via Flickr hide caption

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Afghan Army Gets Training In Reading And Writing

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Children stand on the ruined wall of a house in a hamlet in Lower Khasro, Arghandab. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Afghan Villagers Return Home To Devastation

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Karzai Convenes New Afghan Parliament

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A special tribunal set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged the president to delay the opening of Afghanistan's parliament, four months after the country's disputed elections. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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More Delays Plague Opening Of Afghan Parliament

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An Afghan boy pushes a wheelbarrow past oil tankers parked up near the Afghan-Iran border at Islam Qala on the outskirts of Herat, west of Kabul, Jan. 4. Reza Shirmohammadi/AP hide caption

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Fuel Costs Spike In Afghanistan As Iran Flexes Muscle

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U.S. Army Capt. Aaron T. Schwengler (second left) and other U.S. soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 187 Infantry, B Company talk with Afghan villagers during a patrol in Bangi village, Andar district in Ghazni province, Jan. 6. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghans Wary Of Building Up Local Policing Forces

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A U.S. soldier is brought to the emergency room at the U.S. hospital at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, after he was wounded by a roadside bomb in Wardak province, June 2009. The facility uses both cutting-edge technology as well as old techniques discovered anew to treat the massive number of wounded soldiers who pass through. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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At Bagram, War's Tragedy Yields Medical Advances

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Army medics and soldiers carry a wounded soldier onto an Air Force C-17 at Bagram Air Field in this Aug. 8, 2002, photo. Members from the Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Bagram quickly reconfigure the hold of the massive cargo plane into a flying hospital that will take wounded troops from the war zone to American hospitals in Europe and the United States. Wally Santana/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The Christmas Rush: Getting Wounded Soldiers Home

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UN Releases Latest On Afghan Civilian Casualties

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An Afghan Shiite Muslim prays in a mosque in Kabul this week, during ceremonies in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Afghan Shiites are almost all ethnic Hazaras, who make up about 10 percent of the population and have historically been considered a subservient class in Afghanistan and persecuted by the Taliban. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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Afghan Minority Hazaras Ascending Amid Uncertainty

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Crisis Over Afghan Election Results Continues

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