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A member of the Afghan local police on patrol in Nangarhar province. U.S. and Afghan forces are currently working to remove ISIS fighters from the area. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images hide caption

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'Sesame Street' has many versions around the world. Above: its new Afghan characters, 6-year-old Zari (left) and her brother, Zeerak. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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With $100 Million Grant, Sesame Workshop Reaches Out To Refugee Kids

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Afghan security personnel block a road near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Monday. A suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul on December 25, killing six civilians, officials said. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Security forces guard the site of a clash between gunmen and security forces in Kabul on Monday. Gunmen stormed a partially constructed building near an intelligence training center, triggering a gun battle with security forces as detonations and shooting reverberated from the area. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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The inoperable and unused scanner at Afghanistan's Islam Qara border crossing in March 2017. Special Inspector General For Afghanistan Reconstruction hide caption

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Special Inspector General For Afghanistan Reconstruction

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul Funk (left), and Iraqi Maj. Gen. Najm Abdullah al-Jibouri, walk through a busy market in Mosul, Iraq, on Oct. 4. U.S. forces in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan have been increasing this year under President Trump, going from about 18,000 at the beginning of the year to 26,000 recently, according to Pentagon figures. Spc. Avery Howard/AP hide caption

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The Miraculous Love Kids music school founder Lanny Cordola (top left) stands with Madina Mohammadi (top center), Mursal (top right) and other students outside their rehearsal space in Kabul. Their favorite song is "Fragile" by Sting. "What we're trying to do with music is not singing and dancing and fancy stuff," Cordola says. "You know, these are songs of compassion and hope and healing." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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An American Rock Musician Teaches Guitar To Kabul's Street Kids

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New recruits of the Afghan 215th Corps assemble at Camp Shorabak in Helmand Province. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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In Helmand, Afghan General Fights Taliban 'Cancer' With Some Help From U.S. Marines

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