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**FILE** Afghan men gather in a tea house in the center of Lashkar Gah, Helmand province in Afghanistan on Oct. 23, 2012. In southern Helmand province, one of Afghanistan’s deadliest battlefields, angry residents say 11 years of war has brought them widespread insecurity. Development that was promised hasn’t materialized and the Taliban’s rule is often said to be preferred. (Associated Press)

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