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Hamid Karzai: A Presidency In Pictures

Hamid Karzai has been the leader of Afghanistan for almost 13 years, since shortly after the U.S.-led invasion of the country in late 2001. He was constitutionally barred from seeking a third term. Some have expressed fears that Karzai might continue to wield influence over Afghan politics even after he leaves office. But Karzai has said he will retire, not to a mansion built on the grounds of the presidential palace but to a more modest home in Kabul.