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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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Phase Shifter I'm Going Through Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls 0:17

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The Snow is Dancing Uptown Mandolin Quartet 0:07

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Dolly Suite: II. Mi-a-Ou Uptown Mandolin Quartet 1:30

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Palika Market Rudresh Mahanthappa & Mahanthappa, Rudresh Indo-Pak Coalition 0:09

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My Alarm Clock Warren Sirota 0:06

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Goin' Round in Circles Blues Warren Sirota 0:29

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Sky Turning Grey (For Elliott Smith) Brad Mehldau 0:10

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