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Afghanistan War / France #1023255

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 18, 2012
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(Studio: Norah O’Donnell) President Obama’s first meeting with new French President Francois Hollande, who plans to pull his troops out of Afghanistan this year, noted. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Kabul: Allen Pizzey) Concerns about corruption in Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government examined; video shown of a traffic cop taking a bribe; details given about the system using cell phones to pay salaries in order to bypass officials who were skimming. [Activist Shafiq HAMDAM††- says corruption feeds the unrest and the insurgency.] [Businessman Zahir KHOJA††- comments on the salary problem.]

O’Donnell, Norah;
Pizzey, Allen

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