Afghanistan's Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, second from left, inspects a guard of honor during security transition ceremony in Mazar-e-Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, ... more 
Afghanistan's Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, second from left, inspects a guard of honor during security transition ceremony in Mazar-e-Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2011. The Afghan government officially took control of security in the capital of the peaceful northern province of Balkh on 23 July, part of an effort to begin handing over all security responsibilities to Afghan forces by 2014. (AP Photo/ S. Sabawoon, Pool) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By S. Sabawoon, Pool
Sat, Jul 23, 2011 6:21 PM EDT