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Weep For Afghanistan

By Rediff News Bureau
Last updated on: August 20, 2021 16:31 IST
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What happens when religious fundamentalists take over a country?

It could happen anywhere.

It is happening in Afghanistan this week when Fear, Loathing and Terror loom over the Afghan people.

Please click on the images below for a better look.

IMAGE: A baby is handed over to American soldiers over the perimeter wall of Kabul airport for the child to be evacuated, August 19, 2021. Photograph: video screen grab/Omar Haidari/Reuters

 

IMAGE: People wait anxiously outside Kabul airport for a flight to escape the Taliban. Photograph: Video screen grab/Mirwais Khan Amiri/Reuters

 

 

IMAGE: An injured man reacts outside Kabul airport, August 19, 2021. Photograph: Video screen grab/Mirwais Khan Amiri/Reuters

 

IMAGE: People wait to cross into Afghanistan at the Friendship Gate crossing point at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border town of Chaman in Pakistan August 19, 2021. Photograph: Saeed Ali Achakzai/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Evacuee Afghan girls are seen through a glass window as they sit in a hall upon their arrival at the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, August 19, 2021. Photograph: Rula Rouhana/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Other evacuees sit in a hall on their arrival in Dubai, August 19, 2021. Photograph: Rula Rouhana/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A family arriving from Afghanistan make their way through the Friendship Gate crossing point at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border town of Chaman in Pakistan, August 19, 2021. Photograph: Saeed Ali Achakzai/Reuters

 

IMAGE: An Afghan national weeps as she is interviewed by the media outside the US embassy in New Delhi, August 19, 2021. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

 

IMAGE: People demonstrate in support of Afghanistan in Athens, August 19, 2021. Photograph: Louiza Vradi/Reuters

 

IMAGE: People at Syntagma square in Athens demonstrate in support of Afghanistan, August 19, 2021. Photograph: Louiza Vradi/Reuters

 

IMAGE: An anti-Taliban protest in Brussels, August 18, 2021. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

 
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