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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Blair House in Washington, D.C. Ghani will be meeting with President Obama this week. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Ashraf Ghani: U.S. Critical To Afghanistan's Future

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Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Gen. John Campbell opens the "Resolute Support" flag during a ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul on Sunday. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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Afghan security personnel inspect a damaged bus at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. There was no immediate report of casualties, but the attack was one of several in the last 24 hours that have been blamed on the Taliban. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Ashraf Ghani (second from left) stands next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (left) and two deputy officials as he takes the oath during the inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul on Monday. Ahmad Massoud/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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A health worker vaccinates a child during a polio campaign in Bannu, Pakistan, June 25. The Taliban threaten to kill vaccinators and parents who immunize their kids. A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains

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A health worker gives a child the polio vaccine in Bannu, Pakistan, June 25. More than a quarter-million children in Taliban-controlled areas are likely to miss their immunizations. A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

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Pakistan Airport Security Force personnel were on alert Tuesday after shots were fired near a checkpoint in Karachi. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gunmen Stage Second Assault Near Karachi Airport

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