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Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, meets with businessmen, tribal elders and other officials in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital. No business in Balkh is conducted without the popular former warlord's approval. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Akmal Sawi stands in front of his childhood apartment. To sell the property, he had to pay $3,000 in bribes. Tom Bullock/NPR hide caption

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Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar is the only public hospital serving five provinces in southern Afghanistan. The hospital is in the middle of a war zone, but it continues to strive to provide better care with the development help of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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A massive effort is under way to train thousands of new troops in Afghanistan. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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Former Warlord On List Of Karzai Picks For Cabinet

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a Tuesday news conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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With Election Dispute Over, The Pressure Is On Karzai

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Karzai Declared Afghan Election Winner

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