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As the Taliban gain, Biden vows to stick with Afghan president

US president tells Ghani that the job ahead will be 'very difficult'

President Joe Biden, right, listens as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on June 25.    © AP

NEW YORK -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani does not like to wear suits. But the 72-year-old former professor, who once renounced his U.S. citizenship for his presidential bid in Afghanistan, swapped his usual comfortable, flowing outfit for his Western-style best for his trip to Washington this week.

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