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Afghan policeman stand guard near burning NATO supply trucks following an attack by militants on a U.S. base in the Torkham area near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Jalalabad province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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Afghan policeman stand guard near burning NATO supply trucks following an attack by militants on a U.S. base in the Torkham area near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Jalalabad province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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