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Inside Afghanistan, under Taliban control

A Taliban soldier stands on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier stands on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier stands on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Afghan women walk down a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021.  WANA via REUTERS

Afghan women walk down a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan women walk down a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. WANA via REUTERS
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An Afghan woman enjoys an attraction at an amusement park ride in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA via REUTERS

An Afghan woman enjoys an attraction at an amusement park ride in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA via REUTERS

An Afghan woman enjoys an attraction at an amusement park ride in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA via REUTERS
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A Taliban soldier walks on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 17. WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier walks on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 17. WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier walks on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 17. WANA via REUTERS
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Afghan men pray in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 17. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men pray in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 17. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men pray in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 17. WANA via REUTERS
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A Taliban soldier shoots at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 8.   WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier shoots at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 8. WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier shoots at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 8. WANA via REUTERS
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Taliban soldiers pray at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Taliban soldiers pray at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Taliban soldiers pray at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.
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The Taliban flags are seen on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

The Taliban flags are seen on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

The Taliban flags are seen on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
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A Taliban soldier walks with his family on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

A Taliban soldier walks with his family on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

A Taliban soldier walks with his family on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
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Taliban soldiers ride bumper cars at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers ride bumper cars at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers ride bumper cars at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13. WANA via REUTERS
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Taliban soldiers sit on the back of a truck in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Taliban soldiers sit on the back of a truck in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Taliban soldiers sit on the back of a truck in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
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An Afghan man sells bananas on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021.  Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

An Afghan man sells bananas on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

An Afghan man sells bananas on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
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Taliban soldiers talk to each other on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Taliban soldiers talk to each other on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Taliban soldiers talk to each other on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
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Taliban soldiers are seen in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Taliban soldiers are seen in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Taliban soldiers are seen in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 16, 2021. Picture taken on September 16, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
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Taliban soldiers ride bumper cars in an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Taliban soldiers ride bumper cars in an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Taliban soldiers ride bumper cars in an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.
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A member of Taliban security forces stands guard among crowds of people walking past in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4.   REUTERS/Stringer

A member of Taliban security forces stands guard among crowds of people walking past in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of Taliban security forces stands guard among crowds of people walking past in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. REUTERS/Stringer
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Students attend class under new classroom conditions at Avicenna University in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 6.   Social media/via REUTERS

Students attend class under new classroom conditions at Avicenna University in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 6. Social media/via REUTERS

Students attend class under new classroom conditions at Avicenna University in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 6. Social media/via REUTERS
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A Taliban supporter carries Taliban flags at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban supporter carries Taliban flags at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban supporter carries Taliban flags at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS
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Taliban soldiers stand in front of a sign at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers stand in front of a sign at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers stand in front of a sign at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9. WANA via REUTERS
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Afghan men are seen in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men are seen in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men are seen in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS
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Afghan men are seen in a restaurant in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men are seen in a restaurant in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men are seen in a restaurant in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS
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A member of the Taliban forces points his gun at protesters, as Afghan demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-Pakistan protest, near the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of the Taliban forces points his gun at protesters, as Afghan demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-Pakistan protest, near the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of the Taliban forces points his gun at protesters, as Afghan demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-Pakistan protest, near the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. REUTERS/Stringer
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Taliban soldiers are seen in a street in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers are seen in a street in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers are seen in a street in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS
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A Qatar Airways flight takes off from the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

A Qatar Airways flight takes off from the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

A Qatar Airways flight takes off from the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS
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A Taliban soldier carrying a rifle stands at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 8. WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier carrying a rifle stands at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 8. WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban soldier carrying a rifle stands at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 8. WANA via REUTERS
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Afghan men ride pedal boats in a park in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men ride pedal boats in a park in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men ride pedal boats in a park in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS
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Neamat Naghdi, 28-year-old video reporter and Taqi Daryabi, 22-year-old video editor, who both work for Etilaat Roz newspaper and were both beaten by the Taliban during incarceration, show their bruises, at the newspaper office in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9.  
 WANA via REUTERS

Neamat Naghdi, 28-year-old video reporter and Taqi Daryabi, 22-year-old video editor, who both work for Etilaat Roz newspaper and were both beaten by the Taliban during incarceration, show their bruises, at the newspaper office in Kabul, Afghanistan,...more

Neamat Naghdi, 28-year-old video reporter and Taqi Daryabi, 22-year-old video editor, who both work for Etilaat Roz newspaper and were both beaten by the Taliban during incarceration, show their bruises, at the newspaper office in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9. WANA via REUTERS
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Taliban supporters pray in a park in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban supporters pray in a park in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban supporters pray in a park in Herat, Afghanistan September 10. WANA via REUTERS
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Afghan demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-Pakistan protest, near the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-Pakistan protest, near the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-Pakistan protest, near the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. REUTERS/Stringer
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A crowd of Afghan women chant during the anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. WANA via REUTERS

A crowd of Afghan women chant during the anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. WANA via REUTERS

A crowd of Afghan women chant during the anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. WANA via REUTERS
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Afghan women walk at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan women walk at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan women walk at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS
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An Afghan woman raises the flag of the former Afghan government as she chants during an anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. WANA via REUTERS

An Afghan woman raises the flag of the former Afghan government as she chants during an anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. WANA via REUTERS

An Afghan woman raises the flag of the former Afghan government as she chants during an anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7. WANA via REUTERS
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A rifle lies on the ground as Taliban soldiers sit in an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

A rifle lies on the ground as Taliban soldiers sit in an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

A rifle lies on the ground as Taliban soldiers sit in an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 13, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.
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A Taliban security member holding a rifle ensures order in front of Azizi Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4.  WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban security member holding a rifle ensures order in front of Azizi Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4.  WANA via REUTERS

A Taliban security member holding a rifle ensures order in front of Azizi Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4.  WANA via REUTERS
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Afghan men pray in a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men pray in a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan men pray in a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, September 10. WANA via REUTERS
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Afghan children look at the weapons of a Taliban fighter in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan children look at the weapons of a Taliban fighter in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

Afghan children look at the weapons of a Taliban fighter in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS
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A member of the Taliban holding a rifle patrols a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4.   WANA via REUTERS

A member of the Taliban holding a rifle patrols a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. WANA via REUTERS

A member of the Taliban holding a rifle patrols a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. WANA via REUTERS
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A member of the Taliban sits while holding his gun in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. WANA via REUTERS

A member of the Taliban sits while holding his gun in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. WANA via REUTERS

A member of the Taliban sits while holding his gun in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. WANA via REUTERS
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A member of the Taliban directs traffic in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. WANA via REUTERS

A member of the Taliban directs traffic in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. WANA via REUTERS

A member of the Taliban directs traffic in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 4. WANA via REUTERS
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Taliban forces stand guard in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 2. REUTERS/Stringer

Taliban forces stand guard in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 2. REUTERS/Stringer

Taliban forces stand guard in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 2. REUTERS/Stringer
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Afghan women's rights defenders and civil activists protest to call on the Taliban for the preservation of their achievements and education, in front of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan September 3. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan women's rights defenders and civil activists protest to call on the Taliban for the preservation of their achievements and education, in front of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan September 3. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan women's rights defenders and civil activists protest to call on the Taliban for the preservation of their achievements and education, in front of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan September 3. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Afghan child looks from inside a van in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

An Afghan child looks from inside a van in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

An Afghan child looks from inside a van in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS
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A photo of a martyred Taliban soldier is displayed on a billboard in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

A photo of a martyred Taliban soldier is displayed on a billboard in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

A photo of a martyred Taliban soldier is displayed on a billboard in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS
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An Afghan street vendor and supporter of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan chants in support of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1.   WANA via REUTERS

An Afghan street vendor and supporter of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan chants in support of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

An Afghan street vendor and supporter of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan chants in support of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS
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Taliban soldiers are seen at one of the main city squares of Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers are seen at one of the main city squares of Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

Taliban soldiers are seen at one of the main city squares of Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS
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Afghans line up outside a bank to take out their money after Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghans line up outside a bank to take out their money after Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghans line up outside a bank to take out their money after Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. REUTERS/Stringer
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A view of Kabul Bazaar in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1.   WANA via REUTERS

A view of Kabul Bazaar in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS

A view of Kabul Bazaar in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1. WANA via REUTERS
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A commercial airplane is seen at the Hamid Karzai International Airport a day after U.S troops withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 3. REUTERS/Stringer

A commercial airplane is seen at the Hamid Karzai International Airport a day after U.S troops withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 3. REUTERS/Stringer

A commercial airplane is seen at the Hamid Karzai International Airport a day after U.S troops withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 3. REUTERS/Stringer
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