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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)

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Afghan police man stand near guard near the wreckage of a suicide attackers vehicle in Khost, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Feb, 18, 2011. A suicide bomber detonated a car rigged with explosives in the eastern Afghan city of Khost Friday morning, killing at least eight people and injuring scores of others, police said. (AP Photo/ Nishanuddin Khan)

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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)