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Hossein Mahrammi with his wife and four young sons arrived at at Dulles International Airport in Virginia earlier this month with Special Immigrant Visas for the work Mahrammi had helped the U.S. with in Afghanistan. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.

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Pakistani security officials gather outside the devastated Marriott Hotel in Islamabad on Sept. 21, 2008, following an overnight suicide bomb attack. The Pentagon announced Satuday that a recent airstrike had killed Qari Yasin, who was linked to the bombing. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is a celebration of the start of spring marked through large parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. Above, a Nowruz haftseen table, laden with seven items meant to symbolize rebirth or renewal. creativeelixir/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Former U.S. Army interpreter Qismat Amin arrived in the U.S. from Afghanistan on Feb. 8. Amin waited nearly four years for his Special Immigrant Visa, living in hiding after receiving death threats from the Taliban for helping American troops. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Two Afghan men weep for their relatives in front of the main gate of a Kabul military hospital Wednesday, after a deadly six-hour attack claimed by the Islamic State. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at Fort Bragg, N.C. His defense team is arguing that he cannot get a fair trial after Donald Trump repeatedly called Bergdahl a traitor in public. Ted Richardson/AP hide caption

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Soldiers from the 36th Infantry Division deployed to Afghanistan to help train and advise that country's military. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says thousands more such troops are needed there. Maj. Randall Stillinger/U.S. Army hide caption

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The International Committee of Red Cross emblem hangs on the wall of a hospital in Afghanistan's Herat province. Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan girl on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, in October 2016. The U.N. mission in Afghanistan says the number of children killed or wounded increased 24 percent last year. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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A woman and her children carry containers of water on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. Avalanches have killed more than 100 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Marjan practices at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul. Rachel Corner/De Beeldunie hide caption

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All-Female Orchestra From Afghanistan Is A Force For Change

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Bilal Askaryar's parents were engaged in Kabul in 1984. The family fled Afghanistan in 1990, when Askaryar was five, and they were granted asylum in the United States. Courtesy of Bilal Askaryar hide caption

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One of the 8,400 remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan guards the bay of a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter as it flies near Kabul. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

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