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An Afghan boy plays on the side of a road as the sun sets in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. AP
An Afghan boy plays on the side of a road as the sun sets in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. AP
Two Afghans sit inside the trunk of a car in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. It is feared Afghanistan could further plunge toward famine and economic collapse after the chaos of the past month, which saw the Taliban oust the government in a lightning sweep as U.S. and NATO forces exited the 20-year war. AP
Two Afghans sit inside the trunk of a car in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. It is feared Afghanistan could further plunge toward famine and economic collapse after the chaos of the past month, which saw the Taliban oust the government in a lightning sweep as U.S. and NATO forces exited the 20-year war. AP
Taliban fighters patrol a market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
Taliban fighters patrol a market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
An Afghan man checks birds at a market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
An Afghan man checks birds at a market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
An Afghan money changer waits for customers in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
An Afghan money changer waits for customers in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
A street vendor sells tobacco in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
A street vendor sells tobacco in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
An Afghan bird seller holds a cage at a bird market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
An Afghan bird seller holds a cage at a bird market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
Afghans walk on a road overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The United Nations drummed up more than $1.2 billion in emergency pledges Monday for helping 11 million Afghans facing an escalating humanitarian crisis in their homeland and millions more elsewhere in the region as the U.N. human rights chief voiced concerns about the Taliban's first steps in establishing power in the beleaguered and impoverished country. AP
Afghans walk on a road overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The United Nations drummed up more than $1.2 billion in emergency pledges Monday for helping 11 million Afghans facing an escalating humanitarian crisis in their homeland and millions more elsewhere in the region as the U.N. human rights chief voiced concerns about the Taliban's first steps in establishing power in the beleaguered and impoverished country. AP
A tire repairman chats with boys as he waits for customers on the side of a road in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
A tire repairman chats with boys as he waits for customers on the side of a road in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
A Taliban fighter stands in the corner of a busy street at night in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. AP
A Taliban fighter stands in the corner of a busy street at night in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. AP
Dairas, or tambourines, piled up in a shop in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
Dairas, or tambourines, piled up in a shop in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
Butchers wait for customers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. AP
Butchers wait for customers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. AP
Afghan street vendors wait for customers at night in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. AP
Afghan street vendors wait for customers at night in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. AP
Lights shine at a no longer operative Karaoke hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. AP
Lights shine at a no longer operative Karaoke hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. AP
An Afghan musician poses for a portrait with his rubab in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 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. AP
An Afghan musician poses for a portrait with his rubab in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 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. AP
An Afghan singer looks out a window in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
An Afghan singer looks out a window in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
A young afghan girl looks at the camera as she plays outside her house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. AP
A young afghan girl looks at the camera as she plays outside her house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. AP
An Afghan labourer carries a roll of foam at a market in Kabul's old city, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
An Afghan labourer carries a roll of foam at a market in Kabul's old city, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
Afghan boys walk past a Taliban fighter as they cross a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
Afghan boys walk past a Taliban fighter as they cross a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. AP
A boy plays outside his home in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. AP
A boy plays outside his home in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. AP
Afghan women and a girl shop for dresses at a local market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. AP
Afghan women and a girl shop for dresses at a local market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. AP
Girls walk upstairs as they enter a school before class in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. AP
Girls walk upstairs as they enter a school before class in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. AP
Taliban district police chief Shirullah Badri stands in front of a Taliban flag during an interview at his office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. AP
Taliban district police chief Shirullah Badri stands in front of a Taliban flag during an interview at his office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. AP
A Taliban fighter lays his AK-47 rifle down during Friday prayers at a Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. AP
A Taliban fighter lays his AK-47 rifle down during Friday prayers at a Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. AP
A prosthetic leg lays in a window frame during Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. AP
A prosthetic leg lays in a window frame during Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. AP
A Taliban fighter prays at a mosque during Friday prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. AP
A Taliban fighter prays at a mosque during Friday prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. AP
Afghans play cricket at the Chaman-e-Hozari Park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. AP
Afghans play cricket at the Chaman-e-Hozari Park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. AP
In this Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 file photo, children pose for a photo as they play in a camp for internally displaced people in Kabul, Afghanistan. AP
In this Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 file photo, children pose for a photo as they play in a camp for internally displaced people in Kabul, Afghanistan. AP
Children play at a park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. AP
Children play at a park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. AP
Afghans walk on a road overlooking the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. AP
Afghans walk on a road overlooking the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. AP
Afghan women and children sit in front of a bakery waiting for bread donations in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. AP
Afghan women and children sit in front of a bakery waiting for bread donations in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. AP
An Afghan girl looks out from a beauty salon in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. AP
An Afghan girl looks out from a beauty salon in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. AP
An Afghan boy sits on a wheelbarrow as he waits for customers at a street fruit and vegetable market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. AP
An Afghan boy sits on a wheelbarrow as he waits for customers at a street fruit and vegetable market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. AP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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