U.S. MARINES SECURE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN KABUL.
Two U.S. marines secure the U.S. embassy in Kabul, as group of Afghan
men look at them during Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit on
January 17, 2002. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged on
Thursday Washington would stand by Afghanistan in the long term after
hearing Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai say Afghanistan were unsure
about the strength of America's commitment. REUTERS/Oleg Popov