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Kabul airport from above, where quiet follows day of chaos

A view of the main entrance at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the main entrance at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the main entrance at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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People wait in line to board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

People wait in line to board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

People wait in line to board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of the Abbey Gate, where the suicide bombing occurred, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Abbey Gate, where the suicide bombing occurred, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Abbey Gate, where the suicide bombing occurred, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of the Abbey Gate at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Abbey Gate at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Abbey Gate at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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Crowds gather at the northeastern gate of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds gather at the northeastern gate of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds gather at the northeastern gate of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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A view of the main entrance at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the main entrance at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A view of the main entrance at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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Crowds gather near the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds gather near the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds gather near the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 24, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 24, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 24, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of crowds at the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 24, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds at the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 24, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds at the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 24, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 25, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 25, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 25, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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Crowds of people are seen along the runway at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds of people are seen along the runway at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds of people are seen along the runway at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of crowds and traffic at an entrance to Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds and traffic at an entrance to Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds and traffic at an entrance to Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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Groups of people wait on tarmac at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Groups of people wait on tarmac at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Groups of people wait on tarmac at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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Traffic jam and crowds are seen near Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Traffic jam and crowds are seen near Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Traffic jam and crowds are seen near Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of crowds at a gate to Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds at a gate to Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds at a gate to Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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Crowds of people and security are seen near the runway at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds of people and security are seen near the runway at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds of people and security are seen near the runway at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of crowds along a gate of Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds along a gate of Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds along a gate of Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of crowds along a gate of Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds along a gate of Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of crowds along a gate of Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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People prepare to load on C17 transport aircraft at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

People prepare to load on C17 transport aircraft at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

People prepare to load on C17 transport aircraft at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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Crowds of people are seen on the tarmac at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds of people are seen on the tarmac at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds of people are seen on the tarmac at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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Crowds are seen near the entrance of Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds are seen near the entrance of Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds are seen near the entrance of Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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A Turkish airliner prepares to depart as crowds are seen at the gate at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

A Turkish airliner prepares to depart as crowds are seen at the gate at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

A Turkish airliner prepares to depart as crowds are seen at the gate at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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People move through checkpoints at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

People move through checkpoints at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

People move through checkpoints at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 23, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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An overview of Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

An overview of Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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Crowds of people are seen at the terminal at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds of people are seen at the terminal at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS

Crowds of people are seen at the terminal at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan August 16, 2021. SATELLITE IMAGE 2021 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/Handout via REUTERS
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