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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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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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