US, Afghanistan start talks on status of US troops - Article Photos 3/4

Eklil Hakimi, right, Afghanistan's ambassador in Washington, shakes hand with James Warlick, the U.S. deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan during a joint press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The United States and Afghanistan are starting negotiations on an agreement that will shape America's military presence in the country after the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops at the end of 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)