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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, flanked by First Vice President Muhammad Qasim Fahim, left, and Second Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili delivers a speech in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Karzai urged Afghans to vote in this weekend's parliamentary election despite threats from the Taliban warning people not to leave their homes. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai delivers a speech in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Karzai urged Afghans to vote in this weekend's parliamentary election despite threats from the Taliban warning people not to leave their homes. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, right, talks to Afghan President Hamid Karzai during their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. Mr. Karzai arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit for talks on bilateral matters, focusing on his fresh peace initiative and security issues, an official said. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, right, shakes hands with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates during a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

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Gen. David H. Petraeus says he shares Afghan President Hamid Karzai's concern about militants hiding in Pakistan but praises Pakistan's counterinsurgency effort. (Associated Press)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he decided to ban private security firms in his country because they were contributing to corruption. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) and Sen. John Kerry (The Washington Times)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai issues an ultimatum to private security firms in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, July 29, 2010. Mr. Karzai says the release of secret documents have endangered the lives of Afghan citizens who have cooperated with the international forces. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, laughs as Afghan President Hamid Karzai and rest of the foreign ministers prepare to pose for a group photo after the Kabul International Conference at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, walks with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, and Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy minister, right, to a group photo after an international conference at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, gestures as Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, prepare to pose for a group photo after the Kabul International Conference at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center right, tour a crafts bazaar in Kabul on Tuesday July 20, 2010, as they attend an international conference on Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS, Pool)

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In this image made from TV footage, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, delivers his speech at an international conference on Afghanistan's future in Kabul on Tuesday July 20, 2010. Karzai on Tuesday reaffirmed his commitment for Afghan police and soldiers to take charge of security throughout the nation by 2014 and urged his international partners to spend their money on Afghan priorities, not short-term projects. (AP Photo/RTV via APTN)

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In this image made from TV footage, Afghan President Hamid Karzai delivers his speech at an international conference on Afghanistan's future in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday July 20, 2010. Mr. Karzai reaffirmed his commitment for Afghan police and soldiers to take charge of security throughout the nation by 2014 and urged his international partners to spend their money on Afghan priorities, not short-term projects. (AP Photo/RTV via APTN)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (second from left) greet merchants as they tour a crafts bazaar in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Mrs. Clinton is in Kabul to attend an international conference on the future of Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS, Pool)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks at a June meeting with tribal leaders in Kandahar city. Mr. Karzai and his national security team have endorsed a U.S.-supported plan to set up local police forces across the country overseen from Kabul. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this May 10, 2010, file photo, Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry brief reporters ahead of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit at the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** Afghan President Hamid Karzai (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** President Obama meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, March 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)