Sadiqullah (center), who was shot by Staff Sgt. Robert Bales and was a witness in the trial, stands with some of the Afghan civilians who traveled from Kandahar to the U.S. for Bales' trial. Translator Ahmad Shafi is at left, in the blue shirt. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Afghanistan and Pakistan, countries that have a history of tense relations, played their first soccer match in nearly 40 years when they met Aug. 20 in Kabul. Afghanistan (in red) won 3-0. Omar Sobhani/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ty Michael Carter near Dahla Dam, Afghanistan in July 2012. Ho/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, foreground, is seen in a courtroom sketch earlier this week, as prosecutor Lt. Col. Jay Morse, right, speaks to the jury. Bales was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday. Peter Millett/AP hide caption

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Afghanistan's soccer players dance to celebrate beating Pakistan, in a friendly match played Tuesday in Kabul. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Students at the Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children participate in the juggling parade on the streets of Kabul before Afghanistan's eighth annual national juggling championship last week. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Marine Cpl. Paul Wayman, left, and former Navy SEAL Nathanael Roberti met through a program in California that helps veterans readjust to civilian life. StoryCorps hide caption

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Regimental Combat Team 7 cases its flag during their mission's closing ceremony in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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