In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 photo, former Afghan foreign minister and presidential election candidate Abdullah Abdullah addresses a news conference at his residence in Kabul, Afghanistan. Campaign season for Afghanistan’s presidential election kicks off Sunday, and the stakes are high for the 11 candidates vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai and oversee the final chapter in a NATO-led combat mission. The April 5 vote is a pivotal moment in Afghanistan’s history, its outcome seen as make-or-break for the country’s future and key to the level of foreign involvement here after nearly 13 years of war. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)