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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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