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Murtaza Ahmadi, 5, is the proud new owner of a genuine Lionel Messi jersey. Earlier this year, a photo of the boy wearing a "Messi" jersey made from a plastic bag went viral. Mahdy Mehraeen/UNICEF Afghanistan hide caption

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Afghan security forces patrol near their base in the Marjah district of Helmand province on Dec. 23. Dozens of Marines were killed in Marjah five years ago, and since then the Taliban have slipped back in. Now American forces are increasingly being drawn back into the fight. Noor Mohammad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Forces Increasingly Drawn Back Into Afghanistan's Battles

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Three migrants from Afghanistan walk along the A3 highway shortly after they crossed into Germany on August 30, 2015, near Neuhaus am Inn, Germany. Police detained them shortly after and took them to a registration center for asylum seekers. Germany has welcomed many refugees — but now is discouraging Afghans who are seeking better economic prospects. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Struggling To Absorb Asylum-Seekers, Germany Steps Up Deportations

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The girls who made the "Lion Daughters" summit take a rest at the top as a video crew from HBO/Vice films them. Courtesy of Emilie Drinkwater/Ascend hide caption

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Afghan-American translator Waheed Kazenpoor translates for U.S. forces as they speak with a local during a Afghan-U.S. patrol in an area frequented by Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan on Sept. 28, 2009. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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In Refugee-Resettlement Debate, Former Marine Wants To Put Translators First

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In a Kabul demonstration last week, Afghan protesters carry a coffin with the decapitated body of one of seven Shiite Muslim Hazaras abducted and killed in southern Afghanistan. Officials blamed Afghan militants loyal to ISIS for the killings. Thousands of protesters marched in Kabul to demand justice for the victims, who included a 9-year-old girl. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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