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** FILE ** In this Feb. 24, 2012, file photo, Afghans shout anti-American slogans during an anti-U.S. protest in Ghani Khail, east of Kabul, Afghanistan over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

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**FILE** Black smoke rises from tires which were burnt by protesters as Afghan policemen march during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Feb. 22, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Yemenis burn the U.S. flag on March 1, 2012, to condemn the reported burning of holy Korans in Afghanistan by U.S. troops during a demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen. (Associated Press)

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An Afghan protestor holds a copy of Islam's holy book Koran as he shouts slogans during an anti-U.S. demonstration on Feb. 22, 2012, in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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Pakistani protesters burn representations of U.S. flags in Lahore on Monday to condemn the reported burning of Korans in Afghanistan by U.S. troops. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged calm, calling on his countrymen not to allow insurgents to capitalize on their indignation to spark violence.

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Afghan soldiers secure the scene of a suicide attack at the gate of an airport in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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An Afghan policeman calms down a protester in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, during an anti-U.S. demonstration prompted by the burning of Korans and other religious materials by U.S. forces at the Bagram Airfield earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ezatullah Pamir)

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Afghan policemen run toward an anti-U.S. demonstration in Mehterlam, Laghman province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Protesters threw rocks at police, government buildings and a U.N. office in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, kicking off a fifth day of riots sparked by the burning of Korans at a U.S. base, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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Afghan soldiers watch the protestors from the window of a guard tower during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Thousands of Afghans staged new demonstrations Friday over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

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Afghans walk past tires that were burnt by protesters during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Feb. 22, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Ron Paul's budget plans include eliminating five Cabinet departments, ending operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and cutting federal programs. (Idaho Statesman via Associated Press)

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Tires burn during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, to protest the burning of Qurans, the Muslim holy book, at the Bagram Airfield military base. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

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** FILE ** Afghans demonstrate outside Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, to protest the improper disposal and burning of Korans and other Islamic religious materials at the U.S. base. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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US soldiers — part of the NATO-led International Security Forces (ISAF) — are seen at the scene of an attack with Afghan security forces in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. A suicide car bomber attacked the police station in southern Afghanistan's largest city on Monday, killing one police officer in the blast, officials said. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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** FILE ** Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) is greeted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Italian Presidency, Antonio di Gennaro)

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President Obama and Ambassador Eklil Ahmad Hakimi of Afghanistan are pictured in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Photo courtesy of www.embassyofafghanistan.org)

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Army Maj. Graham Bundy (center left), a medevac commander from Sussex, Wis., points to the inside of a U.S. medevac helicopter in a hangar at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (right) holds a rocket launcher with his comrades in Sararogha in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, along the Afghanistan border, in October 2009. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud)

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This September 2010 photo, posted recently on the Titiusville, Fla.-based arms manufacturer Knight's Armament's Internet blog, shows members of Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. in Sangin, Helmand province in Afghanistan. The Marine Corps confirmed that one of its scout sniper teams in Afghanistan posed for a photograph in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS. (Associated Press/knightarmco.com)

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** FILE ** In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, Sadaf Rahimi, an Afghan woman boxer, practices at a boxing club in Kabul, Afghanistan. As one of the first women to ever box in the Olympics, besides going after a medal in the boxing ring at the London Olympics, Sadaf Rahimi will be taking a few punches in the fight for equal rights for Afghan women. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)