In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo, female members of Afghan special 

In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo, female members of Afghan special forces, first row, pose for a picture after attending in a practicing a house raid on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's army is training female special forces to take part in night raids against insurgents despite cultural taboos as foreign combat troops take the backseat ahead of their eventual departure at the end of 2014. In a country where women traditionally are expected to stay home, their participation in the special forces is breaking new ground in ultraconservative Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo, female members of Afghan special forces, first row, pose for a picture after attending in a practicing a house raid on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's army is training female special forces to take part in night raids against insurgents despite cultural taboos as foreign combat troops take the backseat ahead of their eventual departure at the end of 2014. In a country where women traditionally are expected to stay home, their participation in the special forces is breaking new ground in ultraconservative Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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