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** FILE ** Afghan police stop people outside the Sakhi shrine during Nawroz, a new year ceremony, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, March 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** An Afghan woman walks past a shrine at a graveyard in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, addresses the Royal United Services Institute in London on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Gen. Petraeus said foreign troops are on course to complete their security role in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but he has warned that progress easily could be reversed. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a graduation ceremony for Afghan military officers at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Mr. Karzai said Afghan security forces soon will take charge of securing seven areas around the country. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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**FILE** A photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an F-15E Strike eagle in-flight over Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2008. (Associated Press/U.S Air Force/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

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An Afghan woman walks past a shrine at a grave yard in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Insurgents killed more Afghan civilians last year than ever before, and their roadside bombs, suicide attacks and assassinations were responsible for the overwhelming majority of conflict-related deaths in 2010, the United Nations said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the situation in Afghanistan. At left is Defense Under Secretary for Policy Michele Flournoy. (AP Photo)

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U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, testifies Tuesday on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee. (Associated Press)

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Afghan officials investigate the scene of a suicide attack in Kunduz, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, March 14, 2011. The attacker posed as an army volunteer in order to strike an Afghan army recruitment center, which also was bombed in December. The blast killed at least 35 people, Afghan officials said. (AP Photo/Fulad Hamdard)

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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates spoke to U.S. troops at Bagram air field in Afghanistan. Mr. Gates said U.S. and Afghan governments agree that the American military should remain involved after the planned 2014 end of combat operations. (Associated Press)

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STAYING?: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai discussed a pullout date for U.S. troops on Monday. Mr. Gates said some forces could stay after the 2014 pullout goal. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrive for a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, March 7, 2011. Mr. Gates visited Afghanistan to meet with U.S. troops, allied commanders and Afghan leaders to gauge war progress as the Obama administration moves toward crucial decisions on reducing troop levels. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (right) talks with U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus upon the Pentagon chief's arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, March 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Defense Department/Cherie Cullen)

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Female supporters of a left-wing political party hold placards carrying pictures of Afghans killed or wounded in recent air strikes during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Hundreds of people marched through the streets of central Kabul to protest U.S. military operations and demand the withdrawal of foreign troops. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Kandahar, Afghanistan, Gov. Tooryalai Wesa (center) looks over weapons discovered by Afghan security forces, who seized a car in the city loaded with explosives and weapons. (Kandahar Media Information Center via Associated Press)

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On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, residents of Ghazni, Afghanistan, west of Kabul, burn blankets, clothing and other items they said coalition troops had distributed in the city on Monday. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad)

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** FILE ** The shadow of a British Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter is seen on the Kajaki reservoir as the chopper carries supplies to the forward operating base at Kajaki, in southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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A visitor looks at a 1st century AD gold crown from the tomb of a nomadic woman in the Tillya Tepe archaeological site in northern Afghanistan, on display in an exhibition 'Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World' at the British Museum in London, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The exhibition is showcasing over 200 objects belonging to the National Museum of Afghanistan which is currently undergoing reconstruction and accompanied by selected items from the British Museum. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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An Afghan youth looks at the damage caused during a NATO raid in the Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. The NATO coalition says it is investigating the accidental death of Afghan civilians in Nangarhar province along the Pakistan border. (AP Photo)

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Smoke rises from the Kabul Bank branch in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, east of Kabul, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, after gunmen wearing explosives vests stormed the bank as government employees were waiting to be paid. Authorities said 38 people were killed. (AP Photo/Shir Shah Hamdard)