[Maimai, Afghanistan; November 1. Image via Getty]

MAIMAI, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 1: An Afghan girl looks out from the window of a helicopter on November 1, 2009 in the remote village of Maimai in Badakshan province. Abdullah Abdullah has formally withdrawn from the run-off election only six days ahead of the vote. The top challenger to President Karzai demanded the removal of several election officials alleged to have been involved in voting fraud during the August 20 presidential election. President Hamid Karzai rejected his request as talks broke down yesterday. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)