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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan meets U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad (left) in Islamabad on Aug. 1. Khalilzad met Khan ahead of peace talks in Qatar with the Taliban. Press Information Department via AP hide caption

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The Key Role Pakistan Is Playing In U.S.-Taliban Talks

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First lady Rula Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Earlier this year, she helped free more than 190 Afghan women and girls imprisoned for failing the virginity test after reproductive rights activist Farhad Javid brought it to her attention in October. Kiana Hayeri/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Brezler, seated center, holds a meeting with local governors in Afghanistan in 2010. Brezler faced discharge after emailing classified documents over an insecure network. He challenged the Marine Corps' decision. Monique Jaques/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghans are seen through a shattered windshield of a bus after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide car bomber targeted the police headquarters in western Kabul on Wednesday. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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A destroyed white van sits at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. A powerful bomb blast tore through the capital, rattling windows, sending smoke billowing from Kabul's downtown area and wounding more than a hundred people. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Sayeed Rehman, a 5-year-old Afghan boy, was delighted to get a new prosthetic leg that fits his growing body. His leg was amputated after he was caught in crossfire as a baby. Ruchi Kumar for NPR hide caption

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Judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, have rejected a request by the court's prosecutor to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan and alleged crimes by U.S. forces linked to the conflict. Mike Corder/AP hide caption

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Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives in Kabul in 2018. Dostum survived a second attempt on his life in under a year on Saturday afternoon. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian protesters in Mumbai burn posters of Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan during a demonstration against the Feb. 14 attack that killed more than 40 Indian policemen in the Kashmir region. Rajanish Kakade/AP hide caption

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Pakistan's Long Support For Militants Puts The Country In A Bind

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Mario Puzo is the author of The Godfather. David F. Smith /AP hide caption

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Opinion: How 'The Godfather' Sparked Imagination In Afghanistan

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