Ashraf Ghani, former Afghan finance minister, center, joins hands with his supporters after registering his candidacy in next year's presidential election at the independent election commission office... more 
Ashraf Ghani, former Afghan finance minister, center, joins hands with his supporters after registering his candidacy in next year's presidential election at the independent election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. A slew of political heavyweights, along with the Afghan president’s brother and a number of former warlords, will take part in next year’s elections for the country’s top office in a critical vote that could determine the future course of the country and the level of foreign involvement in Afghanistan after 12 years of war. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rahmat Gul
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 10:42 AM EDT