Ashraf Ghani, center, face to camera hugs an Afghan army official after transferring of authority in Mehterlam, Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. NATO handed over... more 
Ashraf Ghani, center, face to camera hugs an Afghan army official after transferring of authority in Mehterlam, Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. NATO handed over responsibility for the security of the capital of an eastern province to Afghan forces Tuesday, the latest step in a transition process that will lead to the withdrawal of all foreign combat troops by the end of 2014. Ghani, a government official who is leading the transition effort, acknowledged that the security situation in the east had deteriorated even as it improved in the south. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Musadeq Sadeq
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 12:59 PM EDT