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  • Women gather to demand their rights under the Taliban rule during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 3, 2021. When they ruled Afghanistan between 1996-2001, the Taliban enforced a harsh interpretation of Islam, barring girls and women from schools and public life, and brutally suppressing dissent.
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  • A Taliban fighter walks past spectators watching the a cricket trial match being played between two Afghan teams at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 3, 2021.
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  • People wait to cross into Pakistan, at Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2021.
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  • An Afghan woman protester speaks with a member of the Taliban during a protest in Herat on Sept. 2, 2021. Defiant Afghan women held a rare protest, saying they were willing to accept the all-encompassing burqa if their daughters could still go to school under Taliban rule.
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  • Taliban fighters stand guard inside the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the U.S. withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2021. The Taliban were in full control of Kabul's international airport after the last U.S. plane left its runway, marking the end of America's longest war.
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  • Afghan Air Force's A-29 attack aircrafts sit among strewn armored vests inside a hangar at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2021, after the U.S. pulled all its troops out of the country.
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  • Taliban fighters from the Fateh Zwak unit storm the Kabul International Airport, wielding what appear to be American supplied weapons, equipment and uniforms after the United States military completed their withdrawal, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2021.
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  • Taliban fighters from the Fateh Zwak unit move into take control of the Kabul International Airport, wielding what appears to be American supplied weapons, equipment and uniforms after U.S. Forces withdrew, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2021.
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  • Celebratory gunfire lights up the night sky after the last U.S. aircraft took off from the airport in Kabul early, Augu. 31, 2021. The U.S. military announced it has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan after a brutal 20-year war.
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  • Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, boards a C-17 cargo plane at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Donahue is the final American service member to depart Afghanistan, Aug. 30, 2021.
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  • Planes are seen on the tarmac at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 30, 2021, hours ahead of a U.S. deadline to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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  • Relatives and neighbors of the Ahmadi family gathered around the incinerated husk of a vehicle targeted and hit earlier by an American drone strike, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 30, 2021.
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  • Last-ditch evacuation flights took off from Kabul airport, Aug. 27, 2021, a day after a suicide bombing killed over 150 civilians trying to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
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  • A Taliban fighter stands guard on Aug. 27, 2021 at the site of the Aug. 26 bomb attack, which killed scores of people including 13 U.S. troops, at Kabul airport.
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  • Two boys embrace each other as they cry in the parking lot at Wazir Akbar Khan hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2021, after a bomb attack near the entrance to Kabul's airport.
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  • A person wounded in a bomb blast outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 26, 2021, arrives at a hospital.
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  • President Joe Biden observes a moment of silence for the dead as he delivers remarks about Afghanistan after a deadly bombing in Kabul, from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Aug. 26, 2021.
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  • People assist a person wounded in a bomb blast outside the airport, Aug. 26, 2021, at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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  • A person wounded in a bomb blast outside the Kabul airport arrives at a hospital, Aug. 26, 2021, in Afghanistan.
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  • People are sent away from the scene of a bomb blast outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 26, 2021.
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  • Smoke rises from explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2021. A bomb went off outside Kabul Airport, where thousands of people have flocked as they try to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
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  • British and American security forces maintain order amongst the Afghan evacuees waiting to leave, inside Abbey Gate at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2021.
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  • A woman is surrounded by her children as she sits amidst a pile of debris in the processing area near Abbey Gate at the Kabul airport, as British and American security forces maintain order amongst the Afghan evacuees waiting to leave, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2021.
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  • Afghan refugees try to go past a security check point manned by British security forces at the Abbey gate outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2021.
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  • A U.S. Air Force Airman guides evacuees toward a U.S. Air Force C-17 plane during evacuations from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2021.
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  • A U.S. Marine provides security for evacuees boarding a U.S. Air Force C-17 at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2021.
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  • Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks from a podium to hundreds of religious leaders attending the Taliban's preaching and guidance commission at the Loya Jirga, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 23, 2021.
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  • A military transport plane takes off while Afghans who cannot get into the airport to evacuate, watch while stranded outside, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 23, 2021.
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  • Afghan refugees arrive at a processing center in Chantilly, Va., Aug. 23, 2021, after arriving on a flight at Dulles International Airport.
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  • A U.S. Marine provides water to families during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2021.
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  • A U.S. Air Force aircrew assists evacuees boarding a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2021.
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  • Medical support personnel from the 86th Medical Group help an Afghan mother and family off a U.S. Air Force C-17, moments after she delivered a child aboard the aircraft, upon landing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 21, 2021.
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  • Afghans gather on a roadside near the military part of the airport in Kabul, Aug. 20, 2021, hoping to flee from the country after the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan.
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  • U.S. soldiers stand guard behind barbed wire as Afghans sit on a roadside near the military part of the airport in Kabul, Aug. 20, 2021, hoping to flee from the country after the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan.
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  • A U.S. Marine calms an infant during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Aug. 20, 2021.
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  • Khalil Haqqani, a leader of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, delivering remarks after Friday prayers at the Pul-i-Khishti Mosque in Kabul, on Aug. 20, 2021.
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  • People run from gunfire at Kabul airport, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2021, in an image from a video.
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  • A baby is handed over to the American army over the perimeter wall of the airport for it to be evacuated, in Kabul, Aug. 19, 2021.
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  • Taliban fighters march in uniforms on the street in Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan, in this still image taken from social media on Aug. 19, 2021.
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  • An Afghan child sleeps on the cargo floor of a U.S. Air Force C-17, kept warm by the uniform of Airman First Class Nicolas Baron, C-17 loadmaster, during an evacuation flight from Kabul, Aug. 18, 2021.
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  • Protesters, with the flag of the deposed Afghan government, rally against Taliban rule in Kabul, Aug. 19, 2021.
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  • A group of European and Afghan nationals disembark from a French military plane A330 at Roissy CDG airport from Kabul via Abu Dhabi at Roissy, near Paris, Aug. 18, 2021.
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  • A man cries as he watches people get wounded after Taliban fighters use guns, whips, sticks and sharp objects to maintain crowd control over thousands outside the airport in Kabul, Aug. 17, 2021.
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  • A man carries a bloodied child, as a woman lays wounded on the street after Taliban fighters used gunfire, whips, sticks and sharp objects to maintain crowd control as thousands of Afghans continue to wait outside the Kabul Airport for a way out, on airport road in Kabul, Aug. 17, 2021. At least half dozen were wounded, within the hour of violent escalation, including a woman and her child, according to the LA Times.
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  • Taliban fighters ride in the back of a vehicle in Kabul, Aug. 16, 2021. Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar declared victory and an end to the decades-long war in Afghanistan on Aug. 16, a day after the insurgents entered Kabul to take control of the country.
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  • A man holds a certificate acknowledging his work for Americans as hundreds of people gather outside the international airport in Kabul hoping to leave the country, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.
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  • A Taliban fighter walks past a beauty salon with images of women defaced using a spray paint in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2021.
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  • Traffic police display the Taliban flag on their motorcycles as they arrive for their duties in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2021.
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  • French ambassador to Afghanistan David Martinon, left, waits with French and Afghan nationals to board a French military transport plane at the airport from evacuation from Kabul on Aug. 17, 2021.
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  • The C-17 cargo plane that left Kabul's airport on Aug. 15, 2021 was packed with approximately 640 people. All of those onboard were granted Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs)and had the proper credentials to be flown from Kabul, according to U.S. authorities.
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  • A Taliban fighter patrols in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.
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  • A man carries a person trampled in a line at a bank in Kabul ahead of the Taliban's arrival in the country's capital, Aug. 15, 2021.
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  • Taliban fighters patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2021.
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  • In this handout picture obtained by Reuters, British citizens and dual nationals residing in Afghanistan board a military plane for evacuation from the Kabul airport, Afghanistan, Aug. 16, 2021.
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  • British Forces from 16 Air Assault Brigade arrive in Kabul to provide support to British nationals leaving the country, as part of Operation PITTING after the Taliban took control of the presidential palace in the city, Aug. 15, 2021.
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  • President Joe Biden meets virtually with his national security team and senior officials for a briefing on Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, at Camp David, Md.
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  • Afghans crowd the tarmac of the Kabul airport, Aug. 16, 2021, to flee the country as the Taliban gained control.
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  • People try to get into Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Aug. 16, 2021.
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  • Taliban fighters ride atop a Humvee in Kabul, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.
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  • A man, left, helps a young girl over a concrete barrier into Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Aug. 16, 2021.
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  • People sit on the tarmac as they wait to leave the Kabul airport in Kabul on Aug. 16, 2021.
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  • US soldiers rest as Afghans crowd the airport to leave Kabul on Aug. 16, 2021.
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  • People climb atop a plane as they wait at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan on Aug. 16, 2021, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the Taliban's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule.
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  • People wait in traffic as the Afghans rush to safety as the Taliban enter the city and take over Kabul, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. In the background, on a billboard, is a portrait of Ahmad Shah Massoud, a politician and military commander who fought against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and later led the Northern Alliance struggle against the Taliban. He was assassinated in 2001.
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  • A U.S. Chinook helicopter flies over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2021. Helicopters are landing at the embassy in Kabul as diplomatic vehicles leave the compound amid the Taliban advance.
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  • Afghans and other travelers pass through checkpoints at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, ahead of the Taliban's arrival, Aug. 15, 2021.
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  • Disturbing video shared online shows hundreds of people running alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it moves down a runway of the international airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 16, 2021.
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  • Taliban fighters take control of the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, Aug. 15, 2021.
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  • A U.S. soldier point his gun toward an Afghan passenger at the Kabul airport in Kabul on Aug. 16, 2021. Thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the Taliban's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule.
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  • An Afghan soldier who didn't want his name used stands in a room at his guard post on Wazir Akbar Khan Hill for one last night in Kabul, Aug. 15, 2021. Referring to the fall of city to the Taliban, he said it was going to be a hard moment when he removes his uniform permanently after 10 years of service for "good."
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  • U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division stand as security at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2021.
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