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A camouflaged line up for prayers in Afghanistan

Members of Afghanistan's elite Civil Order Police line up for prayers inside a cavernous dome shaped building constructed by U.S contractors to house the 3rd Battallion, at their base in Marjah, southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Oct. 18. As the U.S. and NATO close out their mission in Afghanistan preparing for the final withdrawal of combat troops by the end of 2014, the worry looms large that fresh outbursts of ethnically motivated fighting would send the country into a spiral of chaos and violence.

SLIDESHOW -- Afghanistan: Nation at a crossroads