Afghan President Hamid Karzai (foreground) inspects the guard of honor during Independence Day celebrations at the Defense Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Aug 19, 2013. Mr. Karzai and Cabinet members attended a parade on Monday to mark the event, which commemorates the day Afghanistan signed a treaty with Britain in 1919 making it independent. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Photo by: Rahmat Gul

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (foreground) inspects the guard of honor during Independence Day celebrations at the Defense Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Aug 19, 2013. Mr. Karzai and Cabinet members attended a parade on Monday to mark the event, which commemorates the day Afghanistan signed a treaty with Britain in 1919 making it independent. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)