A Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, shows a Taliban fighter from central 

A Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, shows a Taliban fighter from central Afghanistan known to the Associated Press from the time of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan but cannot be identified, is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. As the clock ticks toward 2014 and the final withdrawal of NATO and US troops, peace talks with the Taliban are floundering even as the Taliban are showing some hopeful signs, attending international conferences and issuing a statement from their reclusive one-eyed leader with a surprise offer to share power in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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A Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, shows a Taliban fighter from central Afghanistan known to the Associated Press from the time of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan but cannot be identified, is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. As the clock ticks toward 2014 and the final withdrawal of NATO and US troops, peace talks with the Taliban are floundering even as the Taliban are showing some hopeful signs, attending international conferences and issuing a statement from their reclusive one-eyed leader with a surprise offer to share power in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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