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World Photos: Fear and uncertainty loom over Kabul as the Taliban takes charge in Afghanistan

12:05  20 september  2021
12:05  20 september  2021 Source:   latimes.com

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Marcus Yam. August 16, 2021, 4:58 PM·2 min read. Soldiers help direct and clear traffic to solve the gridlock caused by Afghans rushing to safety with the uncertainty and rumors swirling Sunday that Taliban would enter Kabul and take over . The Taliban swept into Kabul and seized power on Sunday after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, bringing an end to a two-decade campaign in which the U.S. and its allies had tried to transform Afghanistan . Pedestrians and motorists in Kabul ended up in traffic gridlock Sunday as Afghans rushed to safety with uncertainty and rumors swirling

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The Taliban swept into Kabul and seized power on Sunday after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, bringing an end to a two-decade campaign in which the U.S. and its allies had tried to transform Afghanistan.

a group of people walking down a street next to a car: Men try to help a wounded woman and her wounded child after Taliban fighters use gun fire, whips, sticks and sharp objects to maintain crowd control over thousands of Afghans who continue to wait outside the Kabul Airport for a way out. (Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) © (Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Men try to help a wounded woman and her wounded child after Taliban fighters use gun fire, whips, sticks and sharp objects to maintain crowd control over thousands of Afghans who continue to wait outside the Kabul Airport for a way out. (Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) a group of people looking at a cellphone: Taliban fighters gather at a rally in Kampani area in the outskirts of Kabul to showcase and repair captured military equipment from defeated elite Afghan units from Paktika in preparation for a convoy going into the capitol, in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) © (Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Taliban fighters gather at a rally in Kampani area in the outskirts of Kabul to showcase and repair captured military equipment from defeated elite Afghan units from Paktika in preparation for a convoy going into the capitol, in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) a group of people standing next to a car: Soldiers help direct and clear traffic to solve the gridlock caused by Afghans rushing to safety with the uncertainty and rumors swirling Sunday that Taliban would enter Kabul and take over. (Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) © (Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Soldiers help direct and clear traffic to solve the gridlock caused by Afghans rushing to safety with the uncertainty and rumors swirling Sunday that Taliban would enter Kabul and take over. (Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) a group of people standing on a busy street: Pedestrians and motorists in Kabul ended up in traffic gridlock Sunday as Afghans rushed to safety with uncertainty and rumors swirling that the Taliban would enter the city and take over. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) © (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Pedestrians and motorists in Kabul ended up in traffic gridlock Sunday as Afghans rushed to safety with uncertainty and rumors swirling that the Taliban would enter the city and take over. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) a group of people standing on top of a car: Another scene of pedestrians and motorists in Kabul in traffic gridlock Sunday as Afghans rushed to safety with uncertainty and rumors swirling that the Taliban would enter the city and take over. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) © (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Another scene of pedestrians and motorists in Kabul in traffic gridlock Sunday as Afghans rushed to safety with uncertainty and rumors swirling that the Taliban would enter the city and take over. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) a person standing in front of a building: An Afghan soldier who didn't want to use his name looks at Kabul below Sunday and says, © (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) An Afghan soldier who didn't want to use his name looks at Kabul below Sunday and says, "This is like a quick death," referring to the fall of the city. He said it was going to be a hard moment for him when he removes his uniform permanently after 10 years of service at an outpost at Wazir Akbar Khan Hill in Kabul. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Afghan soldiers stayed behind guarding their post on Wazir Akbar Khan Hill for one last night in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. They slump over and drag their feet. Their plan was to leave at first light to return to their villages to normal life but they are determined to fight if the Taliban comes to their homes. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) © (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Afghan soldiers stayed behind guarding their post on Wazir Akbar Khan Hill for one last night in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. They slump over and drag their feet. Their plan was to leave at first light to return to their villages to normal life but they are determined to fight if the Taliban comes to their homes. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) a group of people crossing a street at night: A military vehicle with militants patrols Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) © (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) A military vehicle with militants patrols Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

After two decades and billions spent, Afghan government collapses as Taliban takes Kabul .
The Taliban, which for hours had been in the outskirts of Kabul, announced soon after they would move farther into a city gripped by panic.Embattled President Ashraf Ghani fled the country as the Taliban entered the capital city of Kabul, and American troops scrambled to evacuate thousands of U.S. diplomats and Afghans from the U.S. Embassy.

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