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Scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia attended a conference on Friday to discuss stability in Afghanistan. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (center) shakes hands with Qibla Ayaz, chairman of Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology. Dita Alangkara/AP hide caption

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An Afghan man lays on a stretcher as others rush him to a hospital following blast at a mosque being used as a voter registration center in Khost Province on Sunday. Farid Zahir /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk past the World Bank's headquarters in Washington, D.C. A watchdog says that the World Bank is not adequately monitoring how funds intended for Afghanistan reconstruction are being used. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Barkatullah smiles and rests on a crutch and grips his walker during a physical therapy session at Emergency War and Trauma Hospital in Kabul. The 13-year-old lost his right arm and leg in an explosion. He practices standing on the walker 30 seconds at a time. Ivan Armando Flores for NPR hide caption

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An Afghan member of medical staff cleans a stretcher following a suicide bombing attack in Kabul on April 22, 2018. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images) WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A wounded resident receives treatment at a hospital after an Afghan airstrike in Kunduz on Tuesday. Bashir Khan Safi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parvana runs through a street market in the trailer for "The Breadwinner". Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films/Screenshot by NPR (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p64O8KAHHaQ) hide caption

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shakes hands with a foreign delegate at the Kabul Process conference in the country's capital Wednesday. During the conference, Ghani called on the Taliban to participate in peace talks with the Afghan government. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. soldiers with actors portraying Afghan officials as part of their training to be advisers. Jay Price/WUNC hide caption

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Soldiers, With Empathy: U.S. Army Creates Dedicated Adviser Brigades

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An Afghan patient sits in a yard at the only mental health rehabilitation center in the city of Herat in April 2014. Aref Karimi /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Army helicopter crew chief scans the ground near Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan in June 2017. Capt. Brian Harris/AP hide caption

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After 16 Years, Afghanistan War Is 'At Best A Grinding Stalemate,' Journalist Says

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