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** FILE ** Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti (left) receives a flag from Gen. David H. Petraeus (second from left) as Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez (right) looks on during a change of command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, July 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Photo by: Rafiq Maqbool
** FILE ** Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti (left) receives a flag from Gen. David H. Petraeus (second from left) as Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez (right) looks on during a change of command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, July 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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