An Afghan security officer runs toward the scene of Friday's bombing in Kabul. Three NATO personnel were killed and at least six Afghan civilians were wounded. Omar Sobhani /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Women walk along on the street in Kabul, Afghanistan, last week. The country faces many changes next year, including a presidential election and the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces. There are also concerns that advances made by women over the past decade could be in jeopardy. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Facing Big Changes, Anxious Afghans Hope For The Best In 2014

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NATO Prepares To Leave Afghanistan, And No U.S. Security Deal Yet

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Major Gen. McConville Praises U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

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Lawyer Kimberly Motley says judges in Afghanistan often ask her for bribes, which she refuses to pay. Zalmai Ahad / Courtesy of Kimberly Motley hide caption

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U.S. Lawyer Works To Change The Afghan Legal System

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Hagel Tours Afghanistan, Mideast

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An Afghan man rides a horse at sunset on Nadir Khan hill in Kabul, Afghanistan. Auliya Atrafi paid thousands of dollars and risked his life to escape the Taliban-controlled country, only to return after 12 years living in England. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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There And Back Again: One Afghan's Journey To Find Home

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Afghans hold large, expensive weddings, even those involving families of modest means. More than 600 people attended this recent marriage at a large wedding hall in Kabul. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Crashing An Afghan Wedding: No Toasts But Lots Of Cheesy Music

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai addresses the Loya Jirga on Sunday. Karzai expressed anger at an airstrike Thursday that killed a child, saying it could imperil a security agreement with the U.S. The U.S.-led international force apologized on Friday for the killing. Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A helicopter from the American security contractor DynCorp provides air support as members of an Afghan eradication force plow opium poppies on April 3, 2006, in the Helmand province, Afghanistan. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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When Most U.S. Forces Leave Afghanistan, Contractors May Stay

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Karzai's Demands On Security Pact Puzzle Afghans, Westerners

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends the Loya Jirga, or grand assembly, in Kabul on Sunday. The assembly approved a deal that would allow the U.S. to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014. But Karzai has not yet agreed to sign the deal. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Ex-White House Official Podesta Calls Karzai 'Erratic'

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Karzai Stalls On U.S. Troop Presence In Afghanistan

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