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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere, left, gesture as they arrive to Kunduz, Afghanistan, Friday, May 10, 2013. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel made a surprise visit to northern Afghanistan to visit her troops less than two weeks after insurgents killed a German special forces soldier and wounded a second, a military spokesman said. Germany is the only NATO nation that is committed to leaving troops in Afghanistan after the coalition completes its scheduled pullout of combat forces next year. The U.S. is likely to deploy several thousand troops if the Afghan government provides them legal protection. (AP Photo/DPA/Kay Nietfeld)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere, left, gesture as they arrive to Kunduz, Afghanistan, Friday, May 10, 2013. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel made a surprise visit to northern Afghanistan to visit her troops less than two weeks after insurgents killed a German special forces soldier and wounded a second, a military spokesman said. Germany is the only NATO nation that is committed to leaving troops in Afghanistan after the coalition completes its scheduled pullout of combat forces next year. The U.S. is likely to deploy several thousand troops if the Afghan government provides them legal protection. (AP Photo/DPA/Kay Nietfeld)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere, left, gesture as they arrive to Kunduz, Afghanistan, Friday, May 10, 2013. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel made a surprise visit to northern Afghanistan to visit her troops less than two weeks after insurgents killed a German special forces soldier and wounded a second, a military spokesman said. Germany is the only NATO nation that is committed to leaving troops in Afghanistan after the coalition completes its scheduled pullout of combat forces next year. The U.S. is likely to deploy several thousand troops if the Afghan government provides them legal protection. (AP Photo/DPA/Kay Nietfeld)
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