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Afghan police officers walk by distributed ballot materials at a polling station on the eve of the parliamentary election in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Afghanistan will go to parliamentary election on Saturday as the Taliban have warned of countrywide attacks on targeting voters and election workers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Election posters of Afghan parliamentarian candidates pasted on a partly demolished building in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Afghanistan will go to parliamentary election on Sept. 18 as the Taliban have warned of countrywide attacks on Saturday targeting voters and election workers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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An Afghan man, carrying a floor mat, walks past election campaign billboards in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Police set up extra checkpoints across Afghanistan on Friday to scan for suicide bombers and insurgents a day ahead of parliamentary polling. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS GUNG-HO: Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Marine Corps reservist, is pleased that the Pentagon is building up a special task force to thwart deadly IEDs in Afghanistan.

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Afghans walk between traffic past posters of parliamentary candidates in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. Fears of violence hang over Saturday's elections. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

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An Afghan works on the making of an army boot at the Kabul Melli boot factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. The NATO command has issued new guidelines for awarding billions of dollars worth of international contracts in Afghanistan, saying that without proper oversight the money could end up in the hands of insurgents and criminals, deepen corruption, and undermine efforts to win the loyalty of the Afghan people at a critical juncture in the war. (Associated Press)

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Smoke rises after NATO aircraft conducted an airstrike near the Arghandab River south of the village of Senjeray in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, where U.S. commanders had identified insurgent positions on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Todd Pitman)

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U.S. military personnel participate in the Patriot's Day 9.11 Kilometer Run, honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, at Bagram Air Field, Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

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Illustration: Afghanistan by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

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An Afghan man lifts up his arms as a Canadian soldier with the 1st RCR Battle Group, the Royal Canadian Regiment, approaches him during a patrol outside Salavat, in the Panjwaii district, southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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An Afghan army soldier and U.S. soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to exit an armored vehicle during a mission to Strongpoint Terminator, a jointly operated U.S.-Afghan base in Zhari district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, last month. (Associated Press)

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Afghan singer Waheed Qasemi performs in front of a huge poster of late commander Ahmad Shah Massoud during a ceremony on the eve of his ninth death anniversary in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Two foreign suicide assassins, who had camouflaged themselves as journalists, killed Massoud on Sept. 9, 2001. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (L), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander, International Security Assistance Force depart ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan meet in Kabul, Afghanistan on on September 3, 2010. UPI/Chad J. McNeeley/U.S. Navy

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An Afghan protester burns a portrait of Dove World Outreach Center's pastor Terry Jones during a demonstration against the United States, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Barack Obama's death at a rally in the capital Monday to denounce the American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghans move banners saying "Quran is our law, Islam is our religion" during a demonstration against the United States, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Barack Obama's death at a rally in the capital Monday to denounce the American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghans shout slogans during a demonstration against the United States, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Barack Obama's death at a rally in the capital Monday to denounce the American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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An Afghan protester shouts slogans during a demonstration against the United States, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Barack Obama's death at a rally in the capital Monday to denounce an American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghans burn an effigy of Dove World Outreach Center's pastor Terry Jones during a demonstration against the United States in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Barack Obama's death at a rally in the capital Monday to denounce the American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan protesters step on a U.S. flag during a demonstration against the United States, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Barack Obama's death at a rally in the capital Monday to denounce an American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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TAKING AIM: Marine Sgt. Terry L. Hall teaches the correct shooting position to Afghan National Army troops at Forward Operating Base Blessing in Kunar province, Afghanistan, in December. (Associated Press)