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UN chief meets with Afghan president Karzai

2009-11-03 03:18:55 GMT2009-11-03 11:18:55 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai inspect an honor guard in Kabul November 2, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul November 2, 2009. Ban made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday as pressure grew to abandon plans for a risky run-off vote after the withdrawal of Karzai's only rival. (Reuters Photo)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) speaks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul November 2, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (R) waves as he waits to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Kabul November 2, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Ban made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday as pressure grew to abandon plans for a risky run-off vote after the withdrawal of Karzai's only rival.

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