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Kerry backs Afghanistan despite Karzai outbursts

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US Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Kabul on Monday and vowed to stick by Afghanistan despite President Hamid Karzai's hostility to US-led military efforts in the country. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai shake hands at the end of their press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on March 25, 2013. Kerry made an unannounced visit to Kabul on Monday and vowed to stick by Afghanistan despite Karzai's hostility to US-led military efforts in the country.

Kerry's visit came after Karzai launched a series of verbal assaults on US troops and their coalition partners who are withdrawing after more than a decade fighting alongside the Kabul government against Taliban militants.

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