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An Afghan works on the making of an army boot at the Kabul Melli boot factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. The NATO command has issued new guidelines for awarding billions of dollars worth of international contracts in Afghanistan, saying that without proper oversight the money could end up in the hands of insurgents and criminals, deepen corruption, and undermine efforts to win the loyalty of the Afghan people at a critical juncture in the war. (Associated Press)

An Afghan works on the making of an army boot at the Kabul Melli boot factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. The NATO command has issued new guidelines for awarding billions of dollars worth of international contracts in Afghanistan, saying that without proper oversight the money could end up in the hands of insurgents and criminals, deepen corruption, and undermine efforts to win the loyalty of the Afghan people at a critical juncture in the war. (Associated Press)

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