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A private security guard does his best to keep the peace in a vulnerable neighborhood of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Many in the impoverished city say they still feel insecure, even after 10 years of NATO presence in the capital of the province that's the birthplace of the Taliban. (Associated Press)

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Afghan police and U.S. soldiers secure police headquarters in central Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, after Taliban insurgents wearing explosive vests unleashed an arsenal of car bombs, automatic-rifle fire and rocket-propelled grenades on Saturday. At least 18 people where killed, most of them police officers. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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President Obama stands with Elizabeth Little, whose husband Dr. Tom Little, an optometrist killed in Afghanistan, was posthumously awarded a 2010 Medal of Freedom at the White House on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama stands with Libby Little, whose husband Dr. Tom Little, an optometrist killed in Afghanistan, is posthumously awarded the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Afghan police take up positions as they arrive near the site of suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The explosion rocked a shopping and hotel complex and killed at least two people, officials said, in the second attack in less than a month in the heavily secured Afghan capital. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Afghan police arrive near the site of suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The explosion rocked a shopping and hotel complex and killed at least two people, officials said, in the second attack in less than a month in the heavily secured Afghan capital. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Afghan men watch from distance as police examine the site of suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The explosion rocked a shopping and hotel complex and killed at least two people, officials said, in the second attack in less than a month in the heavily secured Afghan capital. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Afghan police shout at photographers to prevent them approaching the entrance of a damaged shopping complex after a suicide bomber detonated a cache of explosives inside the building in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The explosion rocked the shopping and hotel complex and killed at least two people, officials said, in the second attack in less than a month in the heavily secured Afghan capital. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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An Afghan policeman guards the Kabul City Center shopping mall in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, after a suicide bomber detonated a cache of explosives. The blast rocked the shopping and hotel complex, killing at least two people, officials said, in the second attack in less than a month inside the heavily secured Afghan capital. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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U.S. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, the commander of NATO's mission to train Afghan policemen and soldiers, speaks with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Gen. Caldwell said more nations are pledging support, yet the coalition still faces a shortage of 740 trainers needed to get the Afghan security forces ready to take the lead in securing their nation by the end of 2014. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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An Afghan policeman runs to the scene of an explosion in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. Police say the bomb exploded in a crowded intersection, but there were no reports of any fatalities. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is seated at the podium during the International Conference on Security Policy in Munich on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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Pakistani displaced people arrive at a camp set up in Naghi, 11 miles northwest of the Afghanistan border in the Pakistani tribal area of Mohmand on Jan. 31, 2011. About 22,000 Pakistani villagers have fled military operations against Islamist militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, a government administrator and the army said on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Anwarullah Khan)

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** FILE ** In this photo provided by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Sen. Jon Tester (right), Montana Democrat, and Army Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of the ISAF Joint Command and deputy commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speak with the governor of Kandahar province, Tooryalai Wesa, concerning the current status of his province during a briefing at the governor's palace on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Chief Jason Carter)

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An Afghan policeman stands near a vehicle which carried the deputy governor of Kandahar province, Abdul Latif Ashna, in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle packed with explosives rammed into the car, killing the deputy governor and wounding three of his bodyguards, the Interior Ministry said. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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Employees run through a burning supermarket in central Kabul, Afghanistan, that was rocked by an explosion Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. A suicide bomber killed eight people, including five foreigners, inside the store. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai salutes to members of a guard of honor during the inauguration of new parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Jan.26, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Former legislator Najibullah Mujahed (center, in the background) addresses demonstrators on a loudspeaker on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan, during a protest against the Afghan parliament elected in September. The protesters urged President Hamid Karzai not to inaugurate the new legislative body. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai gestures during a joint press conference in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Sedaqalluh Haqiq, who heads a tribunal set up by Afghanistan's Supreme Court, prays at the end of a press event in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. The tribunal called Wednesday for a one-month delay in the opening of the parliamentary session to further investigate charges of electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)