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Afghanistan's first-ever female district police chief, Col. Jamila Bayaz, 50, left, talks on the phone at her office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Jan. 16. Afghanistan's first-ever female district police chief drew stares on Thursday as she drove and walked around the center of the city, reviewing check points and some of the important business and administrative facilities she is tasked with protecting.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — She wears a black headscarf instead of a cap. But otherwise Col. Jamila Bayaz looks like any other district police chief in Afghanistan as she reviews checkpoints in the center of Kabul.

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