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Afghan pullout begins, one container at a time

Posted: February 12, 2013 at 3:31 a.m.

The United States began its withdrawal from Afghanistan in earnest, officials said Monday, sending the first of what will be tens of thousands of containers home through a once-blocked land route through Pakistan.

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