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President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L-R) and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stand for a full honors welcome at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L-R) and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stand for a full honors welcome at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L-R) and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stand for a full honors welcome at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
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President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) reviews troops during a full honors welcome at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) reviews troops during a full honors welcome at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) reviews troops during a full honors welcome at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (R) walks with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (2nd L) and Pentagon Memorial Fund President James Laychak (L) on a tour of the September 11 memorial at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (R) walks with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (2nd L) and Pentagon Memorial Fund President James Laychak (L) on a tour of the September 11 memorial at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013....more

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (R) walks with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (2nd L) and Pentagon Memorial Fund President James Laychak (L) on a tour of the September 11 memorial at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R) listens to remarks by President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) before their meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R) listens to remarks by President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) before their meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R) listens to remarks by President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) before their meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) sits with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her outer office at the State Department in Washington, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) sits with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her outer office at the State Department in Washington, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) sits with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her outer office at the State Department in Washington, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (R) walks alongside U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) on a guided tour of the Pentagon Memorial, in memory of the victims of the September 11 attack, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (R) walks alongside U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) on a guided tour of the Pentagon Memorial, in memory of the victims of the September 11 attack, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10,...more

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (R) walks alongside U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) on a guided tour of the Pentagon Memorial, in memory of the victims of the September 11 attack, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (C) walks with Pentagon Memorial Fund President James Laychak (centre L) on a tour of the September 11 memorial at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. Also walking with them is U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R, obscured). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (C) walks with Pentagon Memorial Fund President James Laychak (centre L) on a tour of the September 11 memorial at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. Also walking with them is U.S. Defense...more

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (C) walks with Pentagon Memorial Fund President James Laychak (centre L) on a tour of the September 11 memorial at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. Also walking with them is U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R, obscured). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R) and President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) deliver remarks before their meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R) and President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) deliver remarks before their meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (R) and President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) deliver remarks before their meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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