Article Photos: AP EXCLUSIVE: Karzai opponents talk to Taliban 6/6

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, file photo, Taliban militants celebrate Afghanistan’s Independence Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, just three months before the U.S.-led coalition ousted their regime from power. Today the Taliban are engaged in talks with President Hamid Karzai’s opposition and previously held talks with the United State. However talks between the U.S. and the Taliban broke down last year after the U.S. rejected Taliban demands to release five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)