Ahmed Wali Karzai, shown here in October 2009 during an interview with The Associated Press in Kandahar, is battling allegations that he has participated in illegally taking possession of land and water rights in the southern Afghan province. The theft of both private and public lands is a growing problem in Afghanistan. Allauddin Khan/AP hide caption

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Former Army National Guard Lt. Dan Choi, an Arabic-speaking specialist dismissed under the "don't ask, don't tell' policy, outside the Beverly Hills Hotel in June 2009 while President Barack Obama attended a benefit dinner inside. Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo hide caption

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Supporters of the Pakistani Labour Party rally against the United States and condemn drone attacks on militants in Pakistani tribal areas along the Afghanistan border on Dec. 4 in Lahore, Pakistan. K.M.Chaudary/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Army Chinook helicopter carrying sling-loaded cargo flies to a forward base in Afghanistan. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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