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Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routes

by The Canadian Press
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2010, file photo, a Pakistani border guard stands alert as NATO trucks carry fuel, proceed to neighbouring Afghanistan at Pakistani border post Chaman.

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