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Monday, 15 July, 2002, 21:53 GMT 22:53 UK
In pictures: Life of US Taleban
John Walker Lindh, the American member of the Taleban captured in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to some of the charges against him as part of a deal to avoid a possible life sentence.

Under the terms of his deal with prosecutors, Lindh, 21, will serve two 10-year prison sentences and co-operate fully in the investigation of Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network.

Left:  Undated picture of Lindh as a teenager. Right: Lindh at religious school.
When he was 16, Lindh told his parents he wanted to convert to Islam and began attending a mosque (Photos: AP)

Lindh after his capture
He was captured in Afghanistan after a revolt by Taleban prisoners was crushed...

Lind in Afghanistan (AP/CNN)
...news of his arrest caused shock in America

Artist rendering of John Walker Lindh in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia
Mr Lindh admitted he had aided the Taleban and carried explosives in the commission of a felony

Photo of Mr Lindh released by the Alexandria County Sheriffs Department in Alexandria, Va.
Mr Lindh waived his right to trial, and a sentencing is set for the 4 October

Left: Lindh's family. Right: US Attorney for Northern Virginia Paul McNulty
His family was relieved after the surprise deal, while prosecutors called it a victory in the fight against terror (AP/AFP)

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