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I think they do see an end to the conflict. The problem is they just don't know what that end will be. Many are nervous about 2014 when international troops leave, mostly, they say, because they don't feel they have the equipment they need to put up the fight they want to.— AP reporter Kathy Gannon, answering a question on Facebook about the Afghan National Army from her embed in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. See her recent chat with AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus here.
Occupy Chicago protesters, some wearing masks, sit in the street outside
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house during a march and demonstration in Chicago on Saturday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex
Occupy Chicago protesters march down Montrose Avenue to Mayor Rahm Emaunel's
house on Saturday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex
NATO demonstrator Medea Benjamin, of Washington, D.C., holds a sign in front
of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home on Saturday. (AP Photo/John
A protester sits in front of Chicago police officers on State Street during a
NATO summit demonstration in downtown Chicago on Saturday. (AP Photo/ Nam Y.
A protester tears down a NATO summit banner from one of the bridge towers
along the Chicago River at the Michigan Ave. bridge in Chicago on Friday. (AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant)
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What has really struck me about the Afghan army is their openness and willingness to talk. We are the first Western reporter and photographer who have embedded, and they are anxious to talk about their families and their life in the army. I think they want people to understand who they are.— AP reporter Kathy Gannon, answering a question on Facebook from her embed with the Afghan National Army in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. See her recent chat with AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus here.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at Chicago O’Hare
International airport. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez
Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk with Chicago Mayor Rahm
Emanuel and his wife Amy Rule before boarding Marine One in Chicago on
Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and British Prime Minister David Cameron arrive
at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Saturday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean
Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi di Sant Agata arrives at
Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Saturday. (AP Photo/Seth
Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy Brey arrives Saturday at Chicago O'Hare
International Airport. (AP Photo/Seth
Ivan Gasparovic, president of the Slovak Republic, arrives Saturday at O'Hare
Sheik Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
United Arab Emirates, arrives Saturday at O'Hare Airport. (AP Photo/Seth
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In some ways it looks like any other nice Sunday morning in Chicago with people walking around, people taking leisurely jogs and some tourists just seeing the sites. That's the normal part. There's also an overwhelming amount of security. Every building has a security person out front and Chicago police, state police and Secret Service are starting to gather at places downtown with hundreds of protesters starting to arrive.- Ryan Foley, an AP reporter who is out on the streets of Chicago for today's coverage.
An Afghan National Army soldier gestures as he mans a checkpoint in Logar
province, east Afghanistan, on Sunday. NATO is preparing for the eventual withdrawal of international forces and the
hand over of Afghanistan's security to the Afghan National Army. (AP Photo/Anja
Afghan National Army soldiers tend plants and flowers at a checkpoint in
Logar province, east Afghanistan, on Sunday. (AP
Afghan national army soldiers walk in front of the of late Amanullah Khan's
Palace which was destroyed during the civil war in 1992 in Kabul, Afghanistan, on
Sunday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
An Afghan National Army jeep approaches a checkpoint in Logar province, east
Afghanistan, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Anja
An Afghan National Army soldier mans a checkpoint in Logar province, east
Afghanistan, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Anja
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I do hope that we will see a reopening of the transit routes in the very near future. We have for quite some time had a dialogue with Pakistan. We have negotiated. These negotiations will continue. But I am hopeful that they will be concluded in a positive manner, so that we will see a reopening of the transit routes in the very near future.Anders Fogh Rasmussen
I'll be walking all day and guiding all day, trying to keep tempers calm. Our goal, believe it or not, is to have a family friendly protest that is peaceful.
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