Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Denny of Franklin, Ind., trades headgear with an Afghan boy during a June 6 patrol in a village south of Kandahar. When Gen. David Petraeus takes command in Afghanistan, he will inherit unfinished military operations in Kandahar and Marjah. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Army armored vehicles leave their base on May 28 after a handover ceremony northeast of Baghdad. The U.S. plans to have just 50,000 troops in Iraq by Aug. 31. But many Iraqis say the country the U.S. is leaving behind is hardly a success story. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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This undated image from the Russian social networking website Odnoklassniki, or Classmates, shows a woman whom journalists have identified as Anna Chapman. Besides being accused of espionage, Chapman has become an Internet sensation. AP hide caption

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