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Afghanistan Buries Warlord Who Became Vice President

 / Updated  / Source: Associated Press
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Afghan men attend the burial of Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim during his funeral procession in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 11, 2014.Massoud Hossaini / AP

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A funeral procession for Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim was held in Kabul on Tuesday. Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died on Sunday. He was 57.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai prays with others at the flag-covered coffin of Afghan Vice-President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, on March 11, 2014.SHAH MARAI / AFP - Getty Images
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Afghan National Army soldiers fire artillery after the burial of Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 11, 2014.Massoud Hossaini / AP
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An Afghan honor of guard stands next to pictures of late Afghan Vice President Field Marshal Mohammed Qasim Fahim outside his house in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 10, 2014.Anja Niedringhaus / AP

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