In Afghan Spring, Violence Rises — But So Do Recruiting Numbers

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A man walks past a fresh grave in the Kamar Kulagh slum outside of Herat. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 To 60

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Ancient Form Of Poetry Captures Afghan Women's Lives

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Afghan women shop in Kabul Saturday. Women cast more than a third of the ballots — 36 percent — in Afghanistan's presidential election, officials said. The race will likely head to a runoff next month. Wakil Koshar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed In Afghan Hospital Attack

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An Afghan police officer kept watch Thursday at the gate of the Cure hospital in Kabul. Earlier, authorities say, a security guard at the hospital opened fire — killing three American citizens. Shah Marai /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Ranger Recalls The Friendly Fire That Killed Pat Tillman

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Louise Hastie, the shelter manager of Nowzad Dogs in Kabul, holds a stray puppy named Aki. Afghanistan has a large population of street cats and dogs. While there are no government programs to control the animals, foreigners have taken in some. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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British Marine's New Mission: Save All Of Kabul's Street Animals

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Afghanistan Is Another Dangerous Place For Journalists

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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

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Afghan Election Blow To Taliban, Leading U.S. General Says

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A worker with Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission unloads ballot boxes in Kabul. Ballots have been coming in from all over the country, but results are not expected to be announced for about two weeks. In addition, there will likely be a runoff election between the top two candidates in June. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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After Voting, Afghans Must Now Wait For A Winner

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Afghanistan Is One Step Closer To Karzai's Successor

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AP Photographer Killed In Afghanistan Was Full Of Laughter

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