Afghan delegates of the "loya jirga", or grand council, listen a speech by Afghan President Hamid Karzai during the opening ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. About 2,000 Afghan... more 
Afghan delegates of the "loya jirga", or grand council, listen a speech by Afghan President Hamid Karzai during the opening ceremony 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