Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a Tuesday news conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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Election workers began an audit of ballots from the disputed Aug. 20 presidential election Monday. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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