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Afghan National Army Commandos attend their graduation ceremony in Kabul in July. Foreign combat troops are set to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014 after handing over all security responsibilities to Afghan forces. S. Sabawoon/EPA/Landov hide caption

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An Afghan child writes on a blackboard at a school built by German troops in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Mazar-e-Sharif. The number of students enrolled in Afghan schools has skyrocketed since the fall of the Taliban at the end of 2001. Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry flies over Afghanistan on Oct. 11. He met with President Hamid Karzai to work out an agreement on U.S. presence in the country. Jacquelyn Martin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama gives former U.S. Army Capt. William Swenson the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan men stand at a livestock market set up for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "feast of sacrifice," in the center of Kabul Monday. In an email, the Taliban is calling on Afghans to reject a new security agreement with the U.S. Anja Niedringhaus/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry describes a new partial bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan, in a news conference held Saturday after hours of discussions with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Dilip Joseph, standing, teaches medical personnel in Afghanistan. Courtesy of Dilip Joseph hide caption

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