An Afghan security officer guards ballot boxes at the Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 29, 2009. Now, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission is investigating hundreds formal complaints of fraud. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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Retired New York City Police Lt. Roger Parrino talks with elders in Khawji Jamal village. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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