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Thomas Grams is one of the six American medical aid workers killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province. All of the victims belonged to the humanitarian group International Assistance Mission. (Associated Press)

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Glen Lapp is one of the six American medical aid workers killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province. All of the victims belonged to the humanitarian group International Assistance Mission. (Associated Press)

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Brian Carderelli is one of the six American medical aid workers killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province. All of the victims belonged to the humanitarian group International Assistance Mission. (Associated Press)

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A villager is rescued by a Pakistani navy helicopter from the flooded area of Ghaus Pur in Pakistan's Sindh province on Wednesday. The floods are seen as an advantage to the Taliban militants. While Pakistani troops deal with the relief effort, the insurgents can take the time to regroup. (Associated Press)

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In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi, a 50-year-old al Qaeda cook from Sudan, attends his war crimes trial Wednesday at the Camp Justice compound on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Fischer smokes as he stands guard in the Arghandab Valley of Afghanistan. A law, meant to deter smuggling and underage sales of tobacco through the mail, has blocked family and friends from shipping packages containing cigarettes to troops. (Associated Press)

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A colonel in the Canadian Forces takes photos through the window of a civilian aircraft playing the role of a hijacked airliner as it is escorted by two Su-27 Russian fighter jets. (Associated Press)

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U.S Air Force Physician-Mentor Capt. Michael Hampton, of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, stands with an Afghan doctor discussing the treatment of an Afghan Army soldier with a gunshot wound to the neck, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. The names of the Afghan doctors are withheld for their protection. The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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An Afghan army soldier wheels a wounded fellow soldier into the ER at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. A U.S Air Force Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG team, comprised of 12 medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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U.S Air Force Physician-Mentor Capt. Michael Hampton, right, of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, stands with Afghan doctors discussing the x-ray of an Afghan soldier with a gunshot wound to the neck and face, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this image taken Saturday Aug. 7, 2010 U.S Air Force Physician-Mentor Capt. Michael Hampton, center left, and CRNA Maj. David Johnson, right, both of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, stand with Afghan doctors discussing the condition and treatment of a wounded Afghan soldier, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 photo, Afghan army doctors and medics prepare for emergency surgery on a wounded Afghan soldier, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The names of the Afghan doctors and medics are withheld for their protection. A U.S Air Force Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG team, comprised of 12 medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 photo, U.S Air Force Capt. Denise Ross, left, a Nurse-Mentor from the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, assists an Afghan medic in trying to remove fluid from the lungs of Rubina, a severely-wounded young Afghan IED victim, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The names of Afghan doctors and medics are withheld for their protection.The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 photo, Afghan army doctors and medics prepare for emergency surgery on a wounded Afghan soldier, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The names of the Afghan doctors are withheld for their protection. A U.S Air Force Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG team, comprised of 12 medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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An Afghan man reacts at the bedside of his grand-daughter Rubina, a severely-wounded young Afghan IED victim, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. A U.S Air Force Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG team, comprised of 12 medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers who treat complicated war victims like Rubina on a daily basis. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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U.S. Air Force Medic-Mentor Master Sgt. LaTasha Carroway, of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, plays "thumb war" with young recovering Afghan burn victim Abdul Rahman, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 photo, U.S Air Force Mentor-CRNA Maj. David Johnson, center, of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, helps manage dozens of Afghan army cadets he convinced to participate in a blood drive, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 photo, a wounded Afghan army soldier lis on a stretcher waiting to be seen, while more serious cases are attended to, inside the ER at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. A U.S Air Force Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG team, comprised of 12 medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Chinese soldiers search for bodies after a mudslide swept into the town of Zhouqu in China's Gansu province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Heavy rains Wednesday lashed a remote section of northwestern China as the death toll from weekend flooding that triggered massive landslides jumped to more than 1,000 and the hopes of finding more survivors faded. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Pakistani volunteers carry a sack of flour provided by the U. S. government in Kalam in Pakistan's Swat valley on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. With Pakistan reeling from two weeks of flooding that has killed 1,500 and affected nearly 14 million people, the aid and rescue mission by the U.S. military gives Washington a chance to strengthen a sometimes troubled alliance that is crucial to fighting militancy in the region and ensuring a stable Afghanistan. (AP Photo/B.k.Bangash)