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**FILE** A member of U.S. special operations forces and an Afghan National Army soldier search Oct. 31, 2009, for roadside bombs during a joint patrol in Shewan, a former Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan's Farah province. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** A member of U.S. special operations forces and an Afghan National Army soldier search Oct. 31, 2009, for roadside bombs during a joint patrol in Shewan, a former Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan's Farah province. (Associated Press)

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