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A Look at Life in Afghanistan, Part 1/2

A Look at Life in Afghanistan, Part 1/2
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An Afghan potter sits among tandoor ovens in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, September 20, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

An Afghan potter sits among tandoor ovens in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, September 20, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Afghan drivers and passengers stuck in a traffic jam look at Taliban fighters riding in the back of a pickup truck in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, September 20, 2021. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)

Afghan drivers and passengers stuck in a traffic jam look at Taliban fighters riding in the back of a pickup truck in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, September 20, 2021. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)

An Afghan man buys firewood in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, September 20, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

An Afghan man buys firewood in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, September 20, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

A woman talks to young people in need after giving them bread in front of bakery in Kabul on September 19, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

A woman talks to young people in need after giving them bread in front of bakery in Kabul on September 19, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid gives a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The Taliban have expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies, but failed to appoint any women. At the news conference Tuesday, Mujahid held out the possibility of adding women to the Cabinet at a later time, but gave no specifics. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid gives a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The Taliban have expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies, but failed to appoint any women. At the news conference Tuesday, Mujahid held out the possibility of adding women to the Cabinet at a later time, but gave no specifics. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Drug addicts sit on the side of a road as they consume drugs in Kabul on September 21, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

Drug addicts sit on the side of a road as they consume drugs in Kabul on September 21, 2021. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

A Taliban fighter stands in the corner of a busy street at night in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, September 17, 2021. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)

A Taliban fighter stands in the corner of a busy street at night in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, September 17, 2021. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)

An Afghan singer looks out a window in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, September 14, 2021. About a month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music is starting to go quiet. The last time that the militant group ruled the country, in the late 1990s, it outright banned music. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

An Afghan singer looks out a window in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, September 14, 2021. About a month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music is starting to go quiet. The last time that the militant group ruled the country, in the late 1990s, it outright banned music. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Dairas, or tambourines, piled up in a shop in Kabul’s Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, September 14, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Dairas, or tambourines, piled up in a shop in Kabul’s Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, September 14, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Two men plug a TV in the empty fashion clothing shop owned by Afghan pop-star singer Aryana Sayeed, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, September 20, 2021. Sayeed decided to leave Afghanistan the day the Taliban took over Kabul. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Two men plug a TV in the empty fashion clothing shop owned by Afghan pop-star singer Aryana Sayeed, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, September 20, 2021. Sayeed decided to leave Afghanistan the day the Taliban took over Kabul. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

DVDs of Afghan singers sit in a shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, September 18, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

DVDs of Afghan singers sit in a shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, September 18, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Fighters from the Haqqani network appear inside a room of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, September 16, 2021. The institute was once famous for its inclusiveness and emerged as the face of a new Afghanistan. Now, it is guarded by fighters from the Haqqani network, an ally of the Taliban considered a terrorist group by the United States. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Fighters from the Haqqani network appear inside a room of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, September 16, 2021. The institute was once famous for its inclusiveness and emerged as the face of a new Afghanistan. Now, it is guarded by fighters from the Haqqani network, an ally of the Taliban considered a terrorist group by the United States. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

An Afghan man sells fruit on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

An Afghan man sells fruit on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

An Afghan boy sits on a wheelbarrow as he waits for customers at a street fruit and vegetable market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

An Afghan boy sits on a wheelbarrow as he waits for customers at a street fruit and vegetable market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

A Taliban soldier enters a helicopter at Bagram Air Base in Parwan, Afghanistan, September 23, 2021. (Photo by WANA via Reuters)

A Taliban soldier enters a helicopter at Bagram Air Base in Parwan, Afghanistan, September 23, 2021. (Photo by WANA via Reuters)

An Afghan girl working as a shoe cleaner sits in the street while men pray during Friday prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, September 24, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

An Afghan girl working as a shoe cleaner sits in the street while men pray during Friday prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, September 24, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Taliban fighters enjoy a boat ride in the Qargha dam, outskirt of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, September 24, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Taliban fighters enjoy a boat ride in the Qargha dam, outskirt of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, September 24, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

People look up at a dead body hanged by the Taliban from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, on Saturday September 25, 2021. A witness told The Associated Press that the bodies of four men were brought to the main square and three of them were moved to other parts of the city for public display. The Taliban announced in the square that the four were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

People look up at a dead body hanged by the Taliban from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, on Saturday September 25, 2021. A witness told The Associated Press that the bodies of four men were brought to the main square and three of them were moved to other parts of the city for public display. The Taliban announced in the square that the four were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

A dead body hangs from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, on Saturday, September 25, 2021. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

A dead body hangs from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, on Saturday, September 25, 2021. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

A truck driver checks his phone at a parking lot in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

A truck driver checks his phone at a parking lot in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)

Raymond Hinze
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