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<p>An Afghan girl carries her sister as she looks at a Canadian soldier on patrol while their father is being interrogated at his shop at Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

An Afghan girl carries her sister as she looks at a Canadian soldier on patrol while their father is being interrogated at his shop at Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An Afghan girl carries her sister as she looks at a Canadian soldier on patrol while their father is being interrogated at his shop at Bazaar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>An aerial view shows a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Kandahar city June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

An aerial view shows a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Kandahar city June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An aerial view shows a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Kandahar city June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>Afghan policemen listen to their instructor from 504-th Military Police Battalion, 170-th Company (not seen) during training at a police station in the suburbs in Kandahar city, Kandahar province, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov </p>

Afghan policemen listen to their instructor from 504-th Military Police Battalion, 170-th Company (not seen) during training at a police station in the suburbs in Kandahar city, Kandahar province, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

Afghan policemen listen to their instructor from 504-th Military Police Battalion, 170-th Company (not seen) during training at a police station in the suburbs in Kandahar city, Kandahar province, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

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<p>Taliban militants join the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, in Kandahar April 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem </p>

Taliban militants join the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, in Kandahar April 11, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem

Taliban militants join the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, in Kandahar April 11, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem

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<p>An Afghan boy holds a baby as U.S. , Canadian and Afghan soldiers give away school supplies, donated by a school in Canada, in the village of Small Loi Kola in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province southern Afghanistan , June 23 , 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

An Afghan boy holds a baby as U.S. , Canadian and Afghan soldiers give away school supplies, donated by a school in Canada, in the village of Small Loi Kola in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province southern Afghanistan , June 23 , 2011....more

An Afghan boy holds a baby as U.S. , Canadian and Afghan soldiers give away school supplies, donated by a school in Canada, in the village of Small Loi Kola in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province southern Afghanistan , June 23 , 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>A group of men detained for suspected Taliban activities are held for questioning at a schoolhouse in the village of Kuhak in Arghandab District, north of Kandahar July 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong</p>

A group of men detained for suspected Taliban activities are held for questioning at a schoolhouse in the village of Kuhak in Arghandab District, north of Kandahar July 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong

A group of men detained for suspected Taliban activities are held for questioning at a schoolhouse in the village of Kuhak in Arghandab District, north of Kandahar July 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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<p>Afghans walk home at sunset near the village of Salavat in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Afghans walk home at sunset near the village of Salavat in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Afghans walk home at sunset near the village of Salavat in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>An Afghani policeman smiles during a joint patrol with U.S. policemen from the 504-th Military Police Battalion, 170-th Company in the suburbs of Kandahar city, Kandahar province, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov </p>

An Afghani policeman smiles during a joint patrol with U.S. policemen from the 504-th Military Police Battalion, 170-th Company in the suburbs of Kandahar city, Kandahar province, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

An Afghani policeman smiles during a joint patrol with U.S. policemen from the 504-th Military Police Battalion, 170-th Company in the suburbs of Kandahar city, Kandahar province, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

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<p>The body of Sardar Mohammad, the killer of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's younger half-brother, Ahmad Wali Karzai, hangs on Charso square in Kandahar city July 12, 2011. Mohammad was shot dead by Karzai's bodyguards moments after opening fire and then hung in the square for 10-15 minutes, witnesses and officials said.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

The body of Sardar Mohammad, the killer of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's younger half-brother, Ahmad Wali Karzai, hangs on Charso square in Kandahar city July 12, 2011. Mohammad was shot dead by Karzai's bodyguards moments after opening fire and...more

The body of Sardar Mohammad, the killer of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's younger half-brother, Ahmad Wali Karzai, hangs on Charso square in Kandahar city July 12, 2011. Mohammad was shot dead by Karzai's bodyguards moments after opening fire and then hung in the square for 10-15 minutes, witnesses and officials said. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Afghan women take pictures during an election rally in support of their President Hamid Karzai, who is seeking a second term in the country's upcoming presidential election, in Kandahar province August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

Afghan women take pictures during an election rally in support of their President Hamid Karzai, who is seeking a second term in the country's upcoming presidential election, in Kandahar province August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan women take pictures during an election rally in support of their President Hamid Karzai, who is seeking a second term in the country's upcoming presidential election, in Kandahar province August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>An Afghan girl washes clothes at a river at Bazzar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

An Afghan girl washes clothes at a river at Bazzar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An Afghan girl washes clothes at a river at Bazzar e Panjwai in Kandahar May 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>A Canadian soldier (L) from the NATO-led coalition and Afghan boys look at an indoor hockey match in the Forward Operating Base (FOB) of Zhari district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, March 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

A Canadian soldier (L) from the NATO-led coalition and Afghan boys look at an indoor hockey match in the Forward Operating Base (FOB) of Zhari district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, March 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A Canadian soldier (L) from the NATO-led coalition and Afghan boys look at an indoor hockey match in the Forward Operating Base (FOB) of Zhari district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, March 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>An Afghan national army soldier prays at his headquarters in Masum Ghar in Kandahar province, May 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

An Afghan national army soldier prays at his headquarters in Masum Ghar in Kandahar province, May 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An Afghan national army soldier prays at his headquarters in Masum Ghar in Kandahar province, May 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>Canadian army soldiers sun bathe in Seprwan Ghar forward fire base the Panjwai district of Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

Canadian army soldiers sun bathe in Seprwan Ghar forward fire base the Panjwai district of Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Canadian army soldiers sun bathe in Seprwan Ghar forward fire base the Panjwai district of Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>A schoolgirl sits on the steps outside her classroom at Syed Pasha school, built by Canadian troops, near Kandahar Air Field September 8, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A schoolgirl sits on the steps outside her classroom at Syed Pasha school, built by Canadian troops, near Kandahar Air Field September 8, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A schoolgirl sits on the steps outside her classroom at Syed Pasha school, built by Canadian troops, near Kandahar Air Field September 8, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>An Afghan woman works on a form of embroidery called Khamak at Kandahar Treasure workshop in Kandahar city, June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

An Afghan woman works on a form of embroidery called Khamak at Kandahar Treasure workshop in Kandahar city, June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An Afghan woman works on a form of embroidery called Khamak at Kandahar Treasure workshop in Kandahar city, June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>Afghan national police officers train with batons at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Masum Ghar in Kandahar province, May 24, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

Afghan national police officers train with batons at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Masum Ghar in Kandahar province, May 24, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Afghan national police officers train with batons at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Masum Ghar in Kandahar province, May 24, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>An Afghan Army barber gives a customer a trim at a makeshift barber shop at Combat Outpost Terra Nova in the Arghandab Valley, north of Kandahar April 11, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong </p>

An Afghan Army barber gives a customer a trim at a makeshift barber shop at Combat Outpost Terra Nova in the Arghandab Valley, north of Kandahar April 11, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong

An Afghan Army barber gives a customer a trim at a makeshift barber shop at Combat Outpost Terra Nova in the Arghandab Valley, north of Kandahar April 11, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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<p>Flags hang above a member of the medical staff in the Role 3 Multinational Hospital unit in Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

Flags hang above a member of the medical staff in the Role 3 Multinational Hospital unit in Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Flags hang above a member of the medical staff in the Role 3 Multinational Hospital unit in Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>An election worker waits for voters at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kandahar province September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

An election worker waits for voters at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kandahar province September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An election worker waits for voters at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kandahar province September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A wounded Afghan boy lays in a hospital bed after a gun battle in Kandahar city July 20, 2011.  REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem </p>

A wounded Afghan boy lays in a hospital bed after a gun battle in Kandahar city July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem

A wounded Afghan boy lays in a hospital bed after a gun battle in Kandahar city July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem

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<p>A policeman keeps watch at a vehicle checkpoint in Kandahar province, September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

A policeman keeps watch at a vehicle checkpoint in Kandahar province, September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A policeman keeps watch at a vehicle checkpoint in Kandahar province, September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>A large field of poppies grows on the outskirts of Jelawar village in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong </p>

A large field of poppies grows on the outskirts of Jelawar village in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong

A large field of poppies grows on the outskirts of Jelawar village in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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<p>A local boy hangs on to a camel's tail as Afghan and Canadian Army soldiers conduct a joint patrol through the village of Bazaar e Panjwaii, in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province August 10, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong </p>

A local boy hangs on to a camel's tail as Afghan and Canadian Army soldiers conduct a joint patrol through the village of Bazaar e Panjwaii, in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province August 10, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong

A local boy hangs on to a camel's tail as Afghan and Canadian Army soldiers conduct a joint patrol through the village of Bazaar e Panjwaii, in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province August 10, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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<p>An Afghan child stuck in a hole in the wall cries in Arghandab district Kandahar province October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

An Afghan child stuck in a hole in the wall cries in Arghandab district Kandahar province October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan child stuck in a hole in the wall cries in Arghandab district Kandahar province October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Afghan children stand at the door of their home during a special operation at Sanjaray in Kandahar Province, May 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

Afghan children stand at the door of their home during a special operation at Sanjaray in Kandahar Province, May 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Afghan children stand at the door of their home during a special operation at Sanjaray in Kandahar Province, May 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>Canadian troops from the NATO-led coalition march on a morning exercise drill at the forward operating base of Ma'sum Ghar, Afghanistan, July 2, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Canadian troops from the NATO-led coalition march on a morning exercise drill at the forward operating base of Ma'sum Ghar, Afghanistan, July 2, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Canadian troops from the NATO-led coalition march on a morning exercise drill at the forward operating base of Ma'sum Ghar, Afghanistan, July 2, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>An Afghan boy sifts wheat as U.S. Army soldiers with C Troop 1-71 CAV pass him by during a patrol outside the village of Maruf-Kariz in Dand district, south of Kandahar, June 19, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov </p>

An Afghan boy sifts wheat as U.S. Army soldiers with C Troop 1-71 CAV pass him by during a patrol outside the village of Maruf-Kariz in Dand district, south of Kandahar, June 19, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

An Afghan boy sifts wheat as U.S. Army soldiers with C Troop 1-71 CAV pass him by during a patrol outside the village of Maruf-Kariz in Dand district, south of Kandahar, June 19, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>Afghan National Army soldiers pray before going out on a foot patrol near Panjwaii village, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, July 13, 2007. REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Afghan National Army soldiers pray before going out on a foot patrol near Panjwaii village, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, July 13, 2007. REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly

Afghan National Army soldiers pray before going out on a foot patrol near Panjwaii village, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, July 13, 2007. REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly

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