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A restive border

<p>A U.S. soldier (R) patrols the Jaji district of the southeastern Paktia province, Afghanistan near the Afghan-Pakistan border January 28, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

A U.S. soldier (R) patrols the Jaji district of the southeastern Paktia province, Afghanistan near the Afghan-Pakistan border January 28, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A U.S. soldier (R) patrols the Jaji district of the southeastern Paktia province, Afghanistan near the Afghan-Pakistan border January 28, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Protesters burn a U.S. flag as they chant slogans during a rally against security operations in the troubled area near Bara in the Khyber tribal region near the Afghan border in Lahore, Pakistan July 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza </p>

Protesters burn a U.S. flag as they chant slogans during a rally against security operations in the troubled area near Bara in the Khyber tribal region near the Afghan border in Lahore, Pakistan July 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Protesters burn a U.S. flag as they chant slogans during a rally against security operations in the troubled area near Bara in the Khyber tribal region near the Afghan border in Lahore, Pakistan July 4, 2008. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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<p>A Pakistani soldier patrols the Pina Sooka area after an air strike by U.S. forces in the Mohamand region of Pakistan at the Pakistan-Afghan border June 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar </p>

A Pakistani soldier patrols the Pina Sooka area after an air strike by U.S. forces in the Mohamand region of Pakistan at the Pakistan-Afghan border June 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar

A Pakistani soldier patrols the Pina Sooka area after an air strike by U.S. forces in the Mohamand region of Pakistan at the Pakistan-Afghan border June 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar

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<p>Paramilitary soldiers patrol during an operation near Bara, a town in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan near the Afghan border June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar </p>

Paramilitary soldiers patrol during an operation near Bara, a town in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan near the Afghan border June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar

Paramilitary soldiers patrol during an operation near Bara, a town in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan near the Afghan border June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar

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<p>A child stands at the site of a missile attack in Mir Ali on the outskirts of Miranshah, Pakistan near the Afghan border November 1, 2008.  REUTERS/Haji Mujtaba </p>

A child stands at the site of a missile attack in Mir Ali on the outskirts of Miranshah, Pakistan near the Afghan border November 1, 2008. REUTERS/Haji Mujtaba

A child stands at the site of a missile attack in Mir Ali on the outskirts of Miranshah, Pakistan near the Afghan border November 1, 2008. REUTERS/Haji Mujtaba

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<p>A wounded tribesman belonging to the Mohmand tribal agency which borders with Afghanistan, is treated in a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan June 11, 2008. REUTERS/Ibrar Tanoli </p>

A wounded tribesman belonging to the Mohmand tribal agency which borders with Afghanistan, is treated in a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan June 11, 2008. REUTERS/Ibrar Tanoli

A wounded tribesman belonging to the Mohmand tribal agency which borders with Afghanistan, is treated in a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan June 11, 2008. REUTERS/Ibrar Tanoli

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<p>Pakistani refugees wait for their turn during an aid distribution exercise by the Afghan government, as a U.S. soldier keeps watch in the Jaji district of the south-eastern Paktia province, Afghanistan near the Afghan-Pakistan border January 27, 2008.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

Pakistani refugees wait for their turn during an aid distribution exercise by the Afghan government, as a U.S. soldier keeps watch in the Jaji district of the south-eastern Paktia province, Afghanistan near the Afghan-Pakistan border January 27,...more

Pakistani refugees wait for their turn during an aid distribution exercise by the Afghan government, as a U.S. soldier keeps watch in the Jaji district of the south-eastern Paktia province, Afghanistan near the Afghan-Pakistan border January 27, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>People flee from the troubled Bajaur region in Pakistan after clashes between security forces and militants August 16, 2008.   REUTERS/Adil Khan </p>

People flee from the troubled Bajaur region in Pakistan after clashes between security forces and militants August 16, 2008. REUTERS/Adil Khan

People flee from the troubled Bajaur region in Pakistan after clashes between security forces and militants August 16, 2008. REUTERS/Adil Khan

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<p>Children look out from a vehicle as they flee from the troubled Bajaur region in Pakistan August 15, 2008.  REUTERS/Adil Khan </p>

Children look out from a vehicle as they flee from the troubled Bajaur region in Pakistan August 15, 2008. REUTERS/Adil Khan

Children look out from a vehicle as they flee from the troubled Bajaur region in Pakistan August 15, 2008. REUTERS/Adil Khan

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<p>People offer funeral prayers for a soldier who was killed in an air strike by U.S. forces in Peshawar, Pakistan June 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Ali Imam </p>

People offer funeral prayers for a soldier who was killed in an air strike by U.S. forces in Peshawar, Pakistan June 11, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam

People offer funeral prayers for a soldier who was killed in an air strike by U.S. forces in Peshawar, Pakistan June 11, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam

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<p>Paramilitary soldiers patrol at the operation area near Bara, a town in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan near the Afghan border June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar </p>

Paramilitary soldiers patrol at the operation area near Bara, a town in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan near the Afghan border June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar

Paramilitary soldiers patrol at the operation area near Bara, a town in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan near the Afghan border June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar

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<p>Anti-Taliban tribesmen guard the Pakistan-Afghan highway in Jamrud tribal area near Peshawar, Pakistan April 14, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam </p>

Anti-Taliban tribesmen guard the Pakistan-Afghan highway in Jamrud tribal area near Peshawar, Pakistan April 14, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam

Anti-Taliban tribesmen guard the Pakistan-Afghan highway in Jamrud tribal area near Peshawar, Pakistan April 14, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam

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<p>Supporters of the Awami National Party protest in Peshawar, Pakistan February 10, 2008, against a bomb attack suspected to be carried out by Islamist militants based in the tribal areas on the Afghan border.  REUTERS/Ali Imam </p>

Supporters of the Awami National Party protest in Peshawar, Pakistan February 10, 2008, against a bomb attack suspected to be carried out by Islamist militants based in the tribal areas on the Afghan border. REUTERS/Ali Imam

Supporters of the Awami National Party protest in Peshawar, Pakistan February 10, 2008, against a bomb attack suspected to be carried out by Islamist militants based in the tribal areas on the Afghan border. REUTERS/Ali Imam

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<p>Supporters of Pakistan's right wing Jammat-e-Islami chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in Karachi November 4, 2008 against U.S. military strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas along the Afghanistan border. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Supporters of Pakistan's right wing Jammat-e-Islami chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in Karachi November 4, 2008 against U.S. military strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas along the Afghanistan border. REUTERS/Stringer

Supporters of Pakistan's right wing Jammat-e-Islami chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in Karachi November 4, 2008 against U.S. military strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas along the Afghanistan border. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Anti-Taliban tribesmen guard Pakistan-Afghan highway in Jamrud tribal area near Peshawar, Pakistan April 14, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam </p>

Anti-Taliban tribesmen guard Pakistan-Afghan highway in Jamrud tribal area near Peshawar, Pakistan April 14, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam

Anti-Taliban tribesmen guard Pakistan-Afghan highway in Jamrud tribal area near Peshawar, Pakistan April 14, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam

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<p>U.S. Sergeant Eric McWilliams (L) and other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 4th Platoon prepare to clear a cave in a suspected Taliban area near the Pakistani border in Khost province, Afghanistan May 21, 2008.  REUTERS/Rafal Gerszak </p>

U.S. Sergeant Eric McWilliams (L) and other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 4th Platoon prepare to clear a cave in a suspected Taliban area near the Pakistani border in Khost province, Afghanistan...more

U.S. Sergeant Eric McWilliams (L) and other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 4th Platoon prepare to clear a cave in a suspected Taliban area near the Pakistani border in Khost province, Afghanistan May 21, 2008. REUTERS/Rafal Gerszak

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<p>Paramilitary soldiers keep guard in Bara, a town in the Khyber tribal region in Pakistan near the Afghan border, June 28, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar </p>

Paramilitary soldiers keep guard in Bara, a town in the Khyber tribal region in Pakistan near the Afghan border, June 28, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar

Paramilitary soldiers keep guard in Bara, a town in the Khyber tribal region in Pakistan near the Afghan border, June 28, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahkar

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<p>Trucks loaded with supplies for NATO forces wait to cross the southwest Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing in Chaman, Pakistan September 6, 2008.  REUTERS/Saeed Ali Achakzai </p>

Trucks loaded with supplies for NATO forces wait to cross the southwest Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing in Chaman, Pakistan September 6, 2008. REUTERS/Saeed Ali Achakzai

Trucks loaded with supplies for NATO forces wait to cross the southwest Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing in Chaman, Pakistan September 6, 2008. REUTERS/Saeed Ali Achakzai

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<p>Stranded people walk after Afghan authorities closed the border with Pakistan at Chaman, Pakistan December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Saeed Ali Achakzai </p>

Stranded people walk after Afghan authorities closed the border with Pakistan at Chaman, Pakistan December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Saeed Ali Achakzai

Stranded people walk after Afghan authorities closed the border with Pakistan at Chaman, Pakistan December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Saeed Ali Achakzai

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<p>Relatives sit near an injured person of a clash in a tribal area, at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan June 22, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam </p>

Relatives sit near an injured person of a clash in a tribal area, at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan June 22, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam

Relatives sit near an injured person of a clash in a tribal area, at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan June 22, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Imam

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<p>The damage to a vehicle and a house caused by a rocket allegedly fired from Pakistan is seen in Kundai village southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan June 22, 2008.  REUTER/Kamal Sadat</p>

The damage to a vehicle and a house caused by a rocket allegedly fired from Pakistan is seen in Kundai village southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan June 22, 2008. REUTER/Kamal Sadat

The damage to a vehicle and a house caused by a rocket allegedly fired from Pakistan is seen in Kundai village southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan June 22, 2008. REUTER/Kamal Sadat

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<p>Corporal Bruce Hunter (L) and other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 4th Platoon search a suspected Taliban area near the Pakistani border in Khost province, Afghanistan May 21, 2008.  REUTERS/Rafal Gerszak </p>

Corporal Bruce Hunter (L) and other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 4th Platoon search a suspected Taliban area near the Pakistani border in Khost province, Afghanistan May 21, 2008. REUTERS/Rafal...more

Corporal Bruce Hunter (L) and other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 4th Platoon search a suspected Taliban area near the Pakistani border in Khost province, Afghanistan May 21, 2008. REUTERS/Rafal Gerszak

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<p>Lawyers burn the effigy of President George W. Bush during a protest against U.S. military operations against militants near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Multan, Pakistan September 6, 2008. REUTERS/Asim Tanveer </p>

Lawyers burn the effigy of President George W. Bush during a protest against U.S. military operations against militants near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Multan, Pakistan September 6, 2008. REUTERS/Asim Tanveer

Lawyers burn the effigy of President George W. Bush during a protest against U.S. military operations against militants near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Multan, Pakistan September 6, 2008. REUTERS/Asim Tanveer

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