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NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports from Bonn, Germany, where a U.N.-sponsored conference opened Tuesday on the future of Afghanistan. 38 Afghans representing the Northern Alliance and three exile groups are taking part. Germany's foreign minister told the delegates the international community is prepared to help Afghanistan — but, he said, the faction leaders must first agree on binding rules for a political process and a broad-based transitional administration. The Northern Alliance promised not to monopolize power.

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