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US troops begin to leave Afghanistan

Musadeq Sadeq / AP

A U.S. soldier with Task Force Red Horse jumps off from the top of their packed laggages out side of customs office at the U.S. base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, July 14, 2011. U.S. The first groups of the U.S. soldiers left Afghanistan as President Barack Obama announced last month that he would pull 10,000 of the extra troops out in 2011 and the remaining 23,000 by the summer of 2012.

Musadeq Sadeq / AP

U.S. soldiers with Task Force Red Horse wait in a bus to be transported for the airport section to leave Afghanistan.

Musadeq Sadeq / AP

U.S. soldiers get in to a U.S. military plane, as they leave Afghanistan.

Here's more about the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.