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Afghan Candidates Hit Campaign Trail

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai addresses supporters in Kabul Friday at his first official campaign event.
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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai addresses supporters in Kabul Friday at his first official campaign event.
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  • A lone campaign poster for Karzai adorns a podium at a rally of his supporters in Kabul, days before his first official campaign appearance.
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    A lone campaign poster for Karzai adorns a podium at a rally of his supporters in Kabul, days before his first official campaign appearance.
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  • Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, a former World Bank official, greets visitors on the patio of his home.
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    Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, a former World Bank official, greets visitors on the patio of his home.
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  • Abdullah accepts a flower petal greeting.
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    Abdullah accepts a flower petal greeting.
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  • Supporters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah greet him with flower petals at the airport in Herat, Afghanistan.
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    Supporters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah greet him with flower petals at the airport in Herat, Afghanistan.
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  • Supporters of Abdullah make their way from the airport to a rally in Herat.
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    Supporters of Abdullah make their way from the airport to a rally in Herat.
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  • The rally in Herat quickly fills up, and Abdullah's supporters press against a fence for a better view.
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    The rally in Herat quickly fills up, and Abdullah's supporters press against a fence for a better view.
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