© 2021 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Nation & World

Photos: A View Of Afghanistan As The Taliban Take Over

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.
Sun., Aug. 15: Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul.

Taliban fighters entered Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan on Sunday, further tightening their grip on the country as panicked workers fled government offices and helicopters landed at the embassy.

Here is a look around Afghanistan as the Taliban took over the cities and provinces around the country.
Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

<strong>Sun., Aug. 15:</strong> Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Kandahar, southwest Afghanistan.
Sidiqullah Khan / AP
Sun., Aug. 15: Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Kandahar, southwest Afghanistan.
<strong>Sun., Aug. 15</strong>: Taliban fighters raise their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern, Afghanistan.
Gulabuddin Amiri / AP
Sun., Aug. 15: Taliban fighters raise their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor's house, in Ghazni, southeastern, Afghanistan.
<strong>Sun., Aug. 15</strong>: Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province on August 15, 2021.
/ AFP via Getty Images
Sun., Aug. 15: Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province on August 15, 2021.
<strong>Sun., Aug. 15:</strong> Taliban fighters sit over a vehicle on a street in Laghman province.
/ AFP via Getty Images
Sun., Aug. 15: Taliban fighters sit over a vehicle on a street in Laghman province.
<strong>Sun., Aug. 15:</strong> Afghan people line up outside AZIZI Bank to take out cash as the Bank suffers amid money crises in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2021.
/ Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Sun., Aug. 15: Afghan people line up outside AZIZI Bank to take out cash as the Bank suffers amid money crises in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2021.
Sun., Aug. 15: Taliban fighters and local residents sit over an Afghan National Army humvee vehicle along the roadside in Laghman.
/ AFP via Getty Images
Sun., Aug. 15: Taliban fighters and local residents sit over an Afghan National Army humvee vehicle along the roadside in Laghman.
<strong>Sun., Aug. 15:</strong> An Afghan family carrying belongings on their way to flee Kabul city, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2021.
/ Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Sun., Aug. 15: An Afghan family carrying belongings on their way to flee Kabul city, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2021.
<strong>Sun., Aug. 15:</strong> A Pakistani soldier stands guard as stranded Afghan nationals return to Afghanistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman.
/ AFP via Getty Images
Sun., Aug. 15: A Pakistani soldier stands guard as stranded Afghan nationals return to Afghanistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman.
<strong>Sun., Aug. 15:</strong> The entrance gate of the Canadian embassy is pictured after the evacuation in Kabul.
Wakil Kohsar / AFP via Getty Images
Sun., Aug. 15: The entrance gate of the Canadian embassy is pictured after the evacuation in Kabul.
<strong>Sun., Aug. 15:</strong> Pakistani soldiers check the documents of stranded Afghan nationals wanting to return to Afghanistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman.
/ AFP via Getty Images
Sun., Aug. 15: Pakistani soldiers check the documents of stranded Afghan nationals wanting to return to Afghanistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman.
<strong>Sat., Aug. 14:</strong> Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint along the road in Kabul.
Wakil Kohsar / AFP via Getty Images
Sat., Aug. 14: Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint along the road in Kabul.
<strong>Sat., Aug. 14:</strong> Taliban fighters pose on the back of a vehicle in the city of Herat, west of Kabul.
Hamed Sarfarazi / AP
Sat., Aug. 14: Taliban fighters pose on the back of a vehicle in the city of Herat, west of Kabul.
<strong>Sat., Aug. 14:</strong> Afghans wait in long lines for hours at the passport office as many are desperate to have their travel documents ready to go on in Kabul.
Paula Bronstein / Getty Images
Sat., Aug. 14: Afghans wait in long lines for hours at the passport office as many are desperate to have their travel documents ready to go on in Kabul.
<strong>Sat., Aug. 14:</strong> Passengers walk to the departures terminal of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
Rahmat Gul / AP
Sat., Aug. 14: Passengers walk to the departures terminal of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
<strong>Sat., Aug. 14:</strong> A Taliban fighter looks on as he stands at the city of Ghazni.
/ Reuters
Sat., Aug. 14: A Taliban fighter looks on as he stands at the city of Ghazni.
<strong>Sat., Aug. 14:</strong> A small group of Afghans eat their meal quietly outside of their vehicle which they also use to live in temporarily, in the corner of a parking area near the makeshift camps at Shahr-e-Naw Park in Kabul.
Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Sat., Aug. 14: A small group of Afghans eat their meal quietly outside of their vehicle which they also use to live in temporarily, in the corner of a parking area near the makeshift camps at Shahr-e-Naw Park in Kabul.
<strong>Fri., Aug. 13:</strong> Pakistani soldiers, right, check stranded Afghan nationals at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman.
/ AFP via Getty Images
Fri., Aug. 13: Pakistani soldiers, right, check stranded Afghan nationals at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman.
<strong>Fri., Aug. 13:</strong> Displaced Afghan women and children from Kunduz pray at a mosque that is sheltering them.
Paula Bronstein / Getty Images
Fri., Aug. 13: Displaced Afghan women and children from Kunduz pray at a mosque that is sheltering them.
<strong>Fri., Aug. 13:</strong> Internally displaced Afghans from northern provinces, who fled their home due to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, take refuge in a public park Kabul.
Rahmat Gul / AP
Fri., Aug. 13: Internally displaced Afghans from northern provinces, who fled their home due to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, take refuge in a public park Kabul.
<strong>Fri., Aug. 13:</strong> Taliban fighters stand guard over surrendered Afghan security members forces in the city of Ghazni.
Gulabuddin Amiri / AP
Fri., Aug. 13: Taliban fighters stand guard over surrendered Afghan security members forces in the city of Ghazni.