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In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo, Lena Abdali, a 23-year-old a female member of Afghan special forces, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press after a training evercise 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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