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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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