Villagers shout anti-U.S. slogans after a U.S.-led raid in Wardak, Afghanistan, that killed three civilians two weeks ago. A crowd of about 300 villagers yelled "Death to the United States" and blocked a main road in eastern Afghanistan. Rahmatullah Naikzad/AP hide caption

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Women walk at an outdoor market in downtown Kabul. The resurgent Taliban and several recent executions in accordance with an extreme interpretation of Shariah law have human-rights activists worried, particularly for women. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Hall rests during a recent patrol in Ali Abad, in northern Afghanistan, with a platoon of soldiers who live with the Afghan national police. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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A Canadian soldier jumps over a ditch during a patrol in Afghanistan's Kandahar province in June. Canadian troops are expected to leave Afghanistan in 2011. Anja Niedringhaus/AP hide caption

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A Marine carry team lifts a transfer case containing the remains of Cpl. Paul J. Miller at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on July 21. Miller, of Traverse City, Mich., was killed by a roadside bomb blast while on patrol in Afghanistan. July was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly nine-year-old war. Steve Ruark/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) is greeted by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Monday, a day ahead of the international donors' conference. Paul J. Richards/AP hide caption

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A burqa-clad Afghan woman carries a child through the old town area of Kabul last month. Afghan women worry that peace talks with the Taliban might result in a loss of rights they had slowly regained after the militants' harsh and restrictive rule. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan farmer Raifudin Kushkaki shows the spot in his home where he says his 16-year-old son bled to death during a May 14 U.S.-Afghan military raid near Jalalabad, in eastern Afghanistan. Kushkaki says the raid killed nine innocent civilians. U.S. officials say the raid targeted and killed a Taliban operative. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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In this photo from February 2010, an Iraqi man in Baghdad looks at a campaign poster for a woman candidate running in Iraq's March elections. By law, 25 percent of Iraq's parliament must be female — which means replacing men who would have won seats. Ali al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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