Afghan attendees of loya jirga, or grand council, are seen outside of the hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. About 2,000 Afghan elders have convened at the request of President ... more 
Afghan attendees of loya jirga, or grand council, are seen outside of the hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. About 2,000 Afghan elders have convened at the request of President Hamid Karzai in the country's capital, Kabul, despite a spate of Taliban threats ahead of the gathering. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Musadeq Sadeq
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 1:08 PM EST