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School-age girls pause from their early morning work in Jurm district, Badakhshan province, Afghanistan, Friday morning, Oct. 23, 2009. Many girls in Badakhshan have the opportunity to go to school, some even up to the 9th grade, unusual for rural Afghanistan. As the Obama Administration seeks the formula for turning the tide of the war in Afghanistan, some aid organizations are advocating the National Solidarity Programme, a community-based development program that has made progress in some districts, setting up local councils that propose much-needed projects such as schools, drinking water facilities and roads.