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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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband (shown here Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.) will be among the officials meeting in London this week to discuss Afghanistan and Yemen. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, meets with businessmen, tribal elders and other officials in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital. No business in Balkh is conducted without the popular former warlord's approval. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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In Class, Marines Learn Cultural Cost Of Conflict

An anthropologist defies her field to teach Marines the consequences of their actions.

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