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Helmand's Gov. Gulab Mangal, left, shakes hand with U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, NATO's top commander in Afghanistan, in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.  (AP Photo/Heidi Vogt)
Photo by: Heidi Vogt
Helmand's Gov. Gulab Mangal, left, shakes hand with U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, NATO's top commander in Afghanistan, in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Heidi Vogt)

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