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The only way out: Scenes from the Kabul airport

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. 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. 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. OMAR HAIDARI/via REUTERS
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A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) holds a baby during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) holds a baby during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) holds a baby during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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Evacuees from Afghanistan sit inside a military aircraft during an evacuation from Kabul, at an undisclosed location August 19, 2021.  Staff Sgt. Brandon Cribelar/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees from Afghanistan sit inside a military aircraft during an evacuation from Kabul, at an undisclosed location August 19, 2021.  Staff Sgt. Brandon Cribelar/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees from Afghanistan sit inside a military aircraft during an evacuation from Kabul, at an undisclosed location August 19, 2021.  Staff Sgt. Brandon Cribelar/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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U.S. Marines stand guard at an Evacuee Control Checkpoint at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Marines stand guard at an Evacuee Control Checkpoint at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Marines stand guard at an Evacuee Control Checkpoint at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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U.S. soldiers help a woman while she tries to climb over a fence as crowds gather near the wall at Kabul airport, Afghanistan August 20, 2021, in this still image obtained from social media video via REUTERS

U.S. soldiers help a woman while she tries to climb over a fence as crowds gather near the wall at Kabul airport, Afghanistan August 20, 2021, in this still image obtained from social media video via REUTERS

U.S. soldiers help a woman while she tries to climb over a fence as crowds gather near the wall at Kabul airport, Afghanistan August 20, 2021, in this still image obtained from social media video via REUTERS
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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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U.S. Marines 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 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 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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Evacuees board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/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, 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, 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, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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An evacuee holds up a peace sign after being manifested for a flight at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021. 1stLt. Mark Andries/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

An evacuee holds up a peace sign after being manifested for a flight at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021. 1stLt. Mark Andries/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

An evacuee holds up a peace sign after being manifested for a flight 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 U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit guide an evacuee during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit guide an evacuee during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit guide an evacuee during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit checks in evacuees before their flight, during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit checks in evacuees before their flight, during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Cpl. Nicholas...more

A U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit checks in evacuees before their flight, during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS
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A child drinks water during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

A child drinks water during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

A child drinks water during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 20, 2021.  Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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Evacuees assemble before boarding a C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees assemble before boarding a C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS

Evacuees assemble before boarding a C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS
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A boy is processed through an Evacuee Control Checkpoint (ECC) at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18.    U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla

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

A boy is processed through an Evacuee Control Checkpoint (ECC) at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18.   U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla
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Evacuees from Afghanistan board a military aircraft during an evacuation from Kabul, at undisclosed location August 19, 2021.  Staff Sgt. Brandon Cribelar/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS

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

Evacuees from Afghanistan board a military aircraft during an evacuation from Kabul, at undisclosed location August 19, 2021.  Staff Sgt. Brandon Cribelar/U.S. Marine Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit interacts with children during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S. NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS

A U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit interacts with children during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S. NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via...more

A U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit interacts with children during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. U.S. NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Handout via REUTERS
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People at the door of an aircraft at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.    via REUTERS

People at the door of an aircraft at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.   via REUTERS

People at the door of an aircraft at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.   via REUTERS
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U.S. soldier stands guard while a girl tries to climb the wall as crowds gather near the wall at Kabul airport, Afghanistan, August 17. Courtesy Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

U.S. soldier stands guard while a girl tries to climb the wall as crowds gather near the wall at Kabul airport, Afghanistan, August 17. Courtesy Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

U.S. soldier stands guard while a girl tries to climb the wall as crowds gather near the wall at Kabul airport, Afghanistan, August 17. Courtesy Rise to Peace/via REUTERS
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People entering an aircraft at the airport in Kabul.   via REUTERS

People entering an aircraft at the airport in Kabul. via REUTERS

People entering an aircraft at the airport in Kabul. via REUTERS
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A person rests in an aircraft engine at the airport in Kabul.   via REUTERS

A person rests in an aircraft engine at the airport in Kabul. via REUTERS

A person rests in an aircraft engine at the airport in Kabul. via REUTERS
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A U.S. Marine checks two civilians during processing through an Evacuee Control Checkpoint (ECC) at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, August 18.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla

A U.S. Marine checks two civilians during processing through an Evacuee Control Checkpoint (ECC) at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, August 18.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla

A U.S. Marine checks two civilians during processing through an Evacuee Control Checkpoint (ECC) at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, August 18.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla
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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.  U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell

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

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division stand security at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15. U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell
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British citizens and dual nationals residing in Afghanistan board a military plane for evacuation from Kabul airport, Afghanistan August 16.  LPhot Ben Shread/UK MOD Crown copyright

British citizens and dual nationals residing in Afghanistan board a military plane for evacuation from Kabul airport, Afghanistan August 16.  LPhot Ben Shread/UK MOD Crown copyright

British citizens and dual nationals residing in Afghanistan board a military plane for evacuation from Kabul airport, Afghanistan August 16.  LPhot Ben Shread/UK MOD Crown copyright
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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, August 15.  
 U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell

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, August 15. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt....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, August 15. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell
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A man pulls a girl to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A man pulls a girl to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A man pulls a girl to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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Evacuees boarding an aircraft of the German Air Force Luftwaffe in Kabul, August 18.    via REUTERS

Evacuees boarding an aircraft of the German Air Force Luftwaffe in Kabul, August 18.   via REUTERS

Evacuees boarding an aircraft of the German Air Force Luftwaffe in Kabul, August 18.   via REUTERS
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People walking on the tarmac of the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.     via REUTERS

People walking on the tarmac of the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.     via REUTERS

People walking on the tarmac of the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.     via REUTERS
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U.S. troops prevent the entry of Afghan citizens into Kabul airport.   Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

U.S. troops prevent the entry of Afghan citizens into Kabul airport. Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

U.S. troops prevent the entry of Afghan citizens into Kabul airport. Rise to Peace/via REUTERS
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U.S. troops prevent the entry of Afghan citizens into Kabul airport.   Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

U.S. troops prevent the entry of Afghan citizens into Kabul airport. Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

U.S. troops prevent the entry of Afghan citizens into Kabul airport. Rise to Peace/via REUTERS
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Evacuees inside an aircraft of the German Air Force Luftwaffe in Kabul, August 18.  via REUTERS

Evacuees inside an aircraft of the German Air Force Luftwaffe in Kabul, August 18.  via REUTERS

Evacuees inside an aircraft of the German Air Force Luftwaffe in Kabul, August 18.  via REUTERS
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Civilians prepare to board a plane during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, August 18.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla

Civilians prepare to board a plane during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, August 18.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla

Civilians prepare to board a plane during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, August 18.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla
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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.  
  Courtesy of Defense One/via REUTERS

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.  Courtesy of Defense One/via REUTERS

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.  Courtesy of Defense One/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.    U.S. Air Force/1st Lt. Mark Lawson/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.   U.S. Air Force/1st...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.   U.S. Air Force/1st Lt. Mark Lawson/via REUTERS.
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U.S. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) process Department of State personnel for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18.    U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell

U.S. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) process Department of State personnel for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell

U.S. Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) process Department of State personnel for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18. U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell
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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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U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division patrol Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 17.  U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division patrol Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 17.  U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division patrol Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 17.  U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Taylor Crul
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People react to tear gas fired by U.S. military members trying to disperse crowds from breaching the wall at Kabul airport, August 18.   Courtesy Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

People react to tear gas fired by U.S. military members trying to disperse crowds from breaching the wall at Kabul airport, August 18. Courtesy Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

People react to tear gas fired by U.S. military members trying to disperse crowds from breaching the wall at Kabul airport, August 18. Courtesy Rise to Peace/via REUTERS
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U.S. soldiers help a woman while she tries to climb the wall as crowds gather near the wall at Kabul airport, August 17. Courtesy Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

U.S. soldiers help a woman while she tries to climb the wall as crowds gather near the wall at Kabul airport, August 17. Courtesy Rise to Peace/via REUTERS

U.S. soldiers help a woman while she tries to climb the wall as crowds gather near the wall at Kabul airport, August 17. Courtesy Rise to Peace/via REUTERS
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People at the door of an aircraft at the airport in Kabul.  
  via REUTERS

People at the door of an aircraft at the airport in Kabul. via REUTERS

People at the door of an aircraft at the airport in Kabul. via REUTERS
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Women with their children try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

Women with their children try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

Women with their children try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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Afghans and Spanish citizens board a military plane as part of their evacuation, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18.  
  Ministry of Defense of Spain/via REUTERS

Afghans and Spanish citizens board a military plane as part of their evacuation, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18. Ministry of Defense of Spain/via REUTERS

Afghans and Spanish citizens board a military plane as part of their evacuation, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18. Ministry of Defense of Spain/via REUTERS
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A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) processes an evacuee at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, August 15.     
 U.S. NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell

A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) processes an evacuee at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, August 15. U.S. NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell

A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) processes an evacuee at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, August 15. U.S. NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell
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Men try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16.  REUTERS/Stringer

Men try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

Men try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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Crowds gather as people are stranded at Hamid Karzai International Airport premises, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 17.   REUTERS

Crowds gather as people are stranded at Hamid Karzai International Airport premises, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 17. REUTERS

Crowds gather as people are stranded at Hamid Karzai International Airport premises, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 17. REUTERS
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A member of Taliban forces (L) sits on a an armoured vehicle outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of Taliban forces (L) sits on a an armoured vehicle outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of Taliban forces (L) sits on a an armoured vehicle outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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People try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

People try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

People try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of Taliban forces inspects the area outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of Taliban forces inspects the area outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of Taliban forces inspects the area outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of Taliban (C) stands outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of Taliban (C) stands outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A member of Taliban (C) stands outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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People climb a barbed wire wall to enter the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS TV/via REUTERS

People climb a barbed wire wall to enter the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS TV/via REUTERS

People climb a barbed wire wall to enter the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16. REUTERS TV/via REUTERS
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