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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:28 pm | Updated: 12:48 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday applauded Afghan President Hamid Karzai for accepting election fraud findings that invalidated nearly a third of the votes cast for him in August. Obama said the breakthrough offers new hope that a credible Kabul government will emerge to partner with the U.S. and NATO in battling a resurgent Taliban insurgency and blocking al-Qaida's return. 

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