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Afghan Military Pilot Kills 9 Americans

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Hundreds Of Militants Escape Afghan Prison

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Captain Elizabeth Jackson of the U.S. 3rd Battalion teeters with an Afghan boy on a playground in southern Afghanistan. Peter Parks /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Talk Of Peace In Afghanistan Is A Matter Of Trust

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Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai attends the inauguration of the Afghan academic year in Kabul on March 23. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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Lt. Col. Brian Filler (left) and Tech. Sgt. John Oliver watch over the Galuch Valley from the top of a mountain in Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan on March 27. They are part of a team of Joint Terminal Attack Controllers for the U.S. Air Force, traveling on the ground with combat troops and coordinating with aircraft to reduce the likelihood of airstrike errors. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Airmen On Ground Aid Effort To Avert Afghan Deaths

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A girl stands among Afghan women clad in burqas in Kabul last October. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Kabul Seeks Control Of Women's Shelters

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Afghan National Army soldiers line up with their literacy instruction materials in hand Aug. 7, 2010, at the Capital Division Headquarters. Staff Sgt. Rachel Martinez/USAF via Flickr hide caption

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Children stand on the ruined wall of a house in a hamlet in Lower Khasro, Arghandab. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Afghan Villagers Return Home To Devastation

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A special tribunal set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged the president to delay the opening of Afghanistan's parliament, four months after the country's disputed elections. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan boy pushes a wheelbarrow past oil tankers parked up near the Afghan-Iran border at Islam Qala on the outskirts of Herat, west of Kabul, Jan. 4. Reza Shirmohammadi/AP hide caption

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Fuel Costs Spike In Afghanistan As Iran Flexes Muscle

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U.S. Army Capt. Aaron T. Schwengler (second left) and other U.S. soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 187 Infantry, B Company talk with Afghan villagers during a patrol in Bangi village, Andar district in Ghazni province, Jan. 6. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghans Wary Of Building Up Local Policing Forces

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