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Karzai in Beijing looking to firm up Chinese ties

As Afghanistan prepares for the final withdrawal of foreign troops next year, President Hamid Karzai is in Beijing to discuss investment in mining, energy and transportation projects

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Chinese President Xi Jinping respond to children waving the flags of their two countries at a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, September 27, 2013.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, September 27, 2013.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai smiles and waves to children waving the national flags of China and Afghanistan in Beijing, September 27, 2013.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, September 27, 2013.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, September 27, 2013.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijin, September 27, 2013.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with Chinese officials in Beijing, September 27, 2013.

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