Afghan army commandos stand on a sand bank as a U.S. Army Apache helicopter flies above at sunset in Marjah's Balakino Bazar neighborhood on Feb. 24. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Men from the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment load up their mine-resistant armored truck for another day of convoy duty in Marjah, Afghanistan. The truck is brand new, because their previous one was destroyed by a homemade bomb. All the crew members walked away safely, protected by the truck's armored cabin. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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Marine Lt. Col. Brian Christmas listens as an interpreter translates the concerns of Marjah residents about opening a school. Local people fear the Taliban who have remained in the area, hidden among the population. Some residents have received "night letters" — notes from Taliban fighters threatening them with death if they deal with NATO or Afghan government troops. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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A Pakistani man reads a headline Tuesday reporting the capture of a top Taliban commander in Karachi. Reports say U.S. and Pakistani spy agencies worked together to capture Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A message covers a bandage on the amputated leg of earthquake survivor Vemah Cade at a U.N. field hospital in Port-au-Prince on Jan. 19. Since the quake more than 2,000 people have suffered amputations, according to World Health Organization officials. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (from far left), Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and EU president Herman Van Rompuy at the European Union summit Thursday in Brussels. The European leaders focused on supporting debt-laden Greece and preventing contagion throughout the rest of the euro zone. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In the Port-au-Prince district of Fort National, Devarieu Stanley, like many of his neighbors, had to recover the bodies of loved ones himself. He lost his mother, his child and his nephew. Valentina Pasquali for NPR hide caption

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A woman stands near a makeshift refugee camp near downtown Port-au-Prince on Jan. 16. The government is now planning to relocate many survivors to formal camps on the outskirts of town. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Yves Malbranche, 86, lies on a mattress outside his house in the Carrefour-Feuilles district of Port-au-Prince. Malbranche says he is an American citizen who formerly lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is ill and hopes to be evacuated to the U.S. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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In the Petionville neighborhood, a man nails a corrugated roof to a temporary structure above a makeshift camp for residents who lost their homes in the devastating earthquake. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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