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Diane Sawyer to anchor 'World News' from Afghanistan

January 10, 2010 | 10:55 am

Diane Sawyer will anchor ABC’s “World News” from Afghanistan on Monday and Tuesday, her second trip abroad since taking the helm of the evening newscast less than a month ago.

In her fifth visit to the country, Sawyer will report on the status of the war effort as part of ABC’s “Afghanistan: Where Things Stand” series. Her coverage will include an interview with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal. “Good Morning America Weekend” anchor Bill Weir, who is embedded with U.S. forces, also will contribute reporting.

According to a poll of more than 1,500 Afghans conducted as part of the “Where Things Stand” series, optimism about the country’s future has risen, but complaints about corruption are more pervasive than ever.

-- Matea Gold