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CAPT. CHRIS HERBERT/U.S. AIR FORCE VIA AP
Afghan citizens pack inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, as they are transported from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15. The Taliban on Sunday swept into Kabul, the Afghan capital, after capturing most of Afghanistan.
JIM HUYLEBROEK / NEW YORK TIMES
Afghans and travelers passed through checkpoints Sunday at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of the Taliban’s arrival.
VERIFIED UGC VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hundreds of people ran alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane today as it moved down a runway of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghans have rushed onto the tarmac of Kabul’s international airport, some so desperate to escape the Taliban capture of their country that they held onto an American military jet as it took off and plunged to death.