Kandahar Gov. Tooryalai Wesa, left, puts a turban on former Taliban fighter Malawi Azizullah. Shoaib Safi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Taliban Reconcile With Afghan Government
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Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi (left) and India's captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, at a news conference in Mohali, India, on Tuesday. The two men and their teams will face off Wednesday in a World Cup semifinal that is being dubbed "the mother of all matches." Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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India, Pakistan Stop For Crucial Cricket Game
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An Afghan police officer (right) stands near a U.S. soldier in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on Dec. 8. Allauddin Khan/AP hide caption

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With Spring Comes Fighting Season In Afghanistan
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A boy holds a placard with pictures of Afghans killed in recent airstrikes during an anti-U.S. protest in Kabul on Sunday. Amid widespread public anger about civilian deaths, a study found that most of the deaths in 2010 were caused by insurgents. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Led Forces Cause Fewer Afghan Civilian Deaths
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Egyptian Town Anxiously Awaits Tourists' Return
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Protesters In Egypt Try To Maintain Pressure
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Egypt's Suez Now Faces Labor Unrest
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Egyptians Wary Of Military's Constitutional Panel
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An Egyptian man stands next to a bloodstained piece of cloth used to cover the victims of the New Year's Eve car bomb explosion outside the Coptic Al-Qiddisine church in Alexandra, Egypt. Twenty-one people were killed in the attack against Egypt's Christian community, the largest in the Middle East. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Alexandria's Minorities Aim To Reassert Themselves
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Egyptians Next Demand: Better Pay, Conditions
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Celebration And Concern In Alexandria, Egypt
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Egyptian Protesters, Regime Harden Positions
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Egypt's Economy Limps Along After Protests
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In Egypt, Signs Of Political Settlement
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