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Last days in Afghanistan

A baby is handed over to the American army over the perimeter wall of the airport for it to be evacuated, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media.  OMAR HAIDARI/via REUTERS

A baby is handed over to the American army over the perimeter wall of the airport for it to be evacuated, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. OMAR HAIDARI/via REUTERS

A baby is handed over to the American army over the perimeter wall of the airport for it to be evacuated, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. OMAR HAIDARI/via REUTERS
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A Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) escorts a Department of State employee to be processed for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, in this photo taken on August 15, 2021. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS

A Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) escorts a Department of State employee to be processed for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, in this photo taken on August 15, 2021. U.S NAVY/Central...more

A Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) escorts a Department of State employee to be processed for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, in this photo taken on August 15, 2021. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS
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U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division stand security at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division stand security at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division stand security at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS
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A woman and children wait for transportation to the terminal at Hamid Karzai International Airport, August 20, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/1stLt. Mark Andries/Handout via REUTERS

A woman and children wait for transportation to the terminal at Hamid Karzai International Airport, August 20, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/1stLt. Mark Andries/Handout via REUTERS

A woman and children wait for transportation to the terminal at Hamid Karzai International Airport, August 20, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/1stLt. Mark Andries/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Marine comforts an infant while they wait for the mother during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 21, 2021.   U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine comforts an infant while they wait for the mother during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 21, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine comforts an infant while they wait for the mother during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 21, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS
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Evacuees crowd the interior of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, carrying some 640 Afghans to Qatar from Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021.  
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Evacuees crowd the interior of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, carrying some 640 Afghans to Qatar from Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/Air Mobility Command Public Affairs

Evacuees crowd the interior of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, carrying some 640 Afghans to Qatar from Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
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Evacuee children wait for the next flight after being manifested at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021.  1stLt. Mark Andries/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuee children wait for the next flight after being manifested at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021. 1stLt. Mark Andries/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuee children wait for the next flight after being manifested at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021. 1stLt. Mark Andries/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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A woman carries a child as passengers board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 24, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/Handout via REUTERS

A woman carries a child as passengers board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 24,...more

A woman carries a child as passengers board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 24, 2021. U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/Handout via REUTERS
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A boy is processed through an Evacuee Control Checkpoint (ECC) during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan August 18, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/Handout via REUTERS

A boy is processed through an Evacuee Control Checkpoint (ECC) during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan August 18, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/Handout via REUTERS

A boy is processed through an Evacuee Control Checkpoint (ECC) during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan August 18, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/Handout via REUTERS
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U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, provide assistance during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021. Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, provide assistance during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021. Lance Cpl. Nicholas...more

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, provide assistance during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021. Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Marine provides a meal ready-to-eat to a child during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 21, 2021.   U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine provides a meal ready-to-eat to a child during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 21, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine provides a meal ready-to-eat to a child during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 21, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/Handout via REUTERS
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Evacuees from Afghanistan board a military aircraft during an evacuation from Kabul, in this photo taken on August 19, 2021 at undisclosed location.  Staff Sgt. Brandon Cribelar/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees from Afghanistan board a military aircraft during an evacuation from Kabul, in this photo taken on August 19, 2021 at undisclosed location.  Staff Sgt. Brandon Cribelar/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees from Afghanistan board a military aircraft during an evacuation from Kabul, in this photo taken on August 19, 2021 at undisclosed location.  Staff Sgt. Brandon Cribelar/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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UK coalition forces, Turkish coalition forces, and U.S. Marines assist a child during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, in this photo taken on August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

UK coalition forces, Turkish coalition forces, and U.S. Marines assist a child during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, in this photo taken on August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via...more

UK coalition forces, Turkish coalition forces, and U.S. Marines assist a child during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, in this photo taken on August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) process Department of State personnel for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, in this photo taken on August 15, 2021. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS

Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) process Department of State personnel for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, in this photo taken on August 15, 2021. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt....more

Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) process Department of State personnel for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, in this photo taken on August 15, 2021. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Airman embraces a mother after helping reunite their family at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.   U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Davis Harris/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Airman embraces a mother after helping reunite their family at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Davis Harris/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Airman embraces a mother after helping reunite their family at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Davis Harris/Handout via REUTERS
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An Afghan child sleeps on the cargo floor of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, kept warm by the uniform of Airman First Class Nicolas Baron, C-17 loadmaster, during an evacuation flight from Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/1st Lt. Mark Lawson/Handout via REUTERS

An Afghan child sleeps on the cargo floor of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, kept warm by the uniform of Airman First Class Nicolas Baron, C-17 loadmaster, during an evacuation flight from Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021.  U.S. Air...more

An Afghan child sleeps on the cargo floor of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, kept warm by the uniform of Airman First Class Nicolas Baron, C-17 loadmaster, during an evacuation flight from Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/1st Lt. Mark Lawson/Handout via REUTERS
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People are crowded before Thursday's attack, along a canal near the Abbey Gate at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 26, 2021 in this still grab obtained by REUTERS from a video. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

People are crowded before Thursday's attack, along a canal near the Abbey Gate at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 26, 2021 in this still grab obtained by REUTERS from a video. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

People are crowded before Thursday's attack, along a canal near the Abbey Gate at Kabul's airport, Afghanistan August 26, 2021 in this still grab obtained by REUTERS from a video. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.
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President Joe Biden listens to a question from a member of the media as he delivers remarks about Afghanistan, from the East Room of the White House in Washington, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Joe Biden listens to a question from a member of the media as he delivers remarks about Afghanistan, from the East Room of the White House in Washington, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Joe Biden listens to a question from a member of the media as he delivers remarks about Afghanistan, from the East Room of the White House in Washington, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. Marines honor their fallen service members killed in action during a ramp ceremony at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021.  U.S. Central Command/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Marines honor their fallen service members killed in action during a ramp ceremony at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021. U.S. Central Command/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Marines honor their fallen service members killed in action during a ramp ceremony at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021. U.S. Central Command/Handout via REUTERS
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U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via...more

U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS
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U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor...more

U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS
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Evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancillal/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancillal/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancillal/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Soldier, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, signs a piece of paper at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Soldier, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, signs a piece of paper at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Soldier, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, signs a piece of paper at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrew, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepare to receive U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrew, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepare to receive U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August...more

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrew, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepare to receive U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Air Force loadmaster, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, guides U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Air Force loadmaster, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, guides U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in...more

A U.S. Air Force loadmaster, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, guides U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS
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Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Army/Master Sgt. Alex Burnett/Handout via REUTERS

Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Army/Master Sgt. Alex Burnett/Handout via REUTERS

Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Army/Master Sgt. Alex Burnett/Handout via REUTERS
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Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Army/Master Sgt. Alex Burnett/Handout via REUTERS

Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Army/Master Sgt. Alex Burnett/Handout via REUTERS

Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Army/Master Sgt. Alex Burnett/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Soldier, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, boards a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021.  U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Soldier, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, boards a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via...more

A U.S. Soldier, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, boards a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul/Handout via REUTERS
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U.S. Army Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, steps on board a transport plane as what the XVIII Airborne Corps calls the last Soldier to leave Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021 in a photograph using night vision optics.  XVIII Airborne Corps/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Army Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, steps on board a transport plane as what the XVIII Airborne Corps calls the last Soldier to leave Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021 in a photograph using night vision...more

U.S. Army Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, steps on board a transport plane as what the XVIII Airborne Corps calls the last Soldier to leave Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021 in a photograph using night vision optics.  XVIII Airborne Corps/Handout 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 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

A commercial airplane is seen at the Hamid Karzai International Airport a day after U.S troops withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

A commercial airplane is seen at the Hamid Karzai International Airport a day after U.S troops withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
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Taliban forces patrol a runway a day after U.S troops withdrew from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Taliban forces patrol a runway a day after U.S troops withdrew from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Taliban forces patrol a runway a day after U.S troops withdrew from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
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