Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai gestures during a joint news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L) at The Presidential Palace in Kabul March 8, 2010. Gates cautioned against ... more 
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai gestures during a joint news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L) at The Presidential Palace in Kabul March 8, 2010. Gates cautioned against over-optimism despite "bits and pieces of good news" from Afghanistan, warning of hard days ahead as he arrived on Monday to meet generals and President Hamid Karzai. REUTERS/Jim Watson/Pool less 
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