A former Taliban militant (center) holds the national flag of Afghanistan as other militants stand with faces covered during a joining ceremony with the Afghan government in Ghazni, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. About 25 former Taliban members handed over their weapons and joined with the Afghan government as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad)

Photo by: Rahmatullah Naikzad

A former Taliban militant (center) holds the national flag of Afghanistan as other militants stand with faces covered during a joining ceremony with the Afghan government in Ghazni, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. About 25 former Taliban members handed over their weapons and joined with the Afghan government as part of a peace-reconciliation program. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad)