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The US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan is stepping down, an official said Tuesday, in yet another shake-up of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team. 

Marc Grossman (L), the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, shakes hand with Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on September 15, 2012. Grossman is stepping down, a US official says, in yet another shake-up of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, herself set to leave office early next year, had pulled envoy Marc Grossman out of retirement to take on the difficult job shortly after the sudden death of veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke in December 2010.

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