German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere pays tribute to fallen soldiers at a memorial in Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, December 11, 2013. De Maiziere visits German troops ahead of Christmas. ... more 
German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere pays tribute to fallen soldiers at a memorial in Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, December 11, 2013. De Maiziere visits German troops ahead of Christmas. REUTERS/Maurizio Gambarini/Pool (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) less 
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Wed, Dec 11, 2013 7:42 AM EST