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Afghan President Hamid Karzai gestures during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Angered by civilian casualties, Mr. Karzai said he no longer will allow NATO airstrikes on houses. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

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Associated Press Afghan President Hamid Karzai, addressing a gathering at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday lauded Osama bin Laden's death as a serious blow to terrorism.

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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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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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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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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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** 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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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, during a gathering to mark the seventh anniversary of the adoption of the Afghanistan Constitution. The writing behind him says, "Welcome to the adoption day of Afghanistan's Constitution." (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, during a speech about women's rights, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. Mr. Karzai said he was happy the results from the Sept. 18 elections were being announced, and called on losing candidates not to take their complaints to the streets but instead to those empowered to deal with them. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, during a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, denied he ever met with a senior Taliban leader named Akhtar Mohammad Mansour. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Afghan President Hamid Karzai leads the way out of an auditorium after delivering a speech Nov. 6. His recent public remarks are puzzling his nation's allies.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Monday that he is "grateful" for financial support from Iran, used to maintain the presidential office, and that "this is nothing hidden." (Associated Press)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai displays his inked finger after casting his vote, as he speaks to media at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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**FILE** In this photo from May 6, 2009, President Obama speaks to reporters after his meeting with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (left) and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in the Grand Foyer of the White House. (Associated Press)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai decried the violence in his country and expressed fear that the mayhem would chase away young Afghans. He has established a "peace council" to negotiate with the Taliban. (Associated Press)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai reacts during an event marking the International Literacy Day in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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** FILE ** Mahmood Karzai, eldest brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, in March 2009. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

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**FILE** In this photo from May 6, 2009, President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Biden (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, makes a statement in the Grand Foyer of the White House after meetings with Mr. Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. (Associated Press)