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Parts of Kandahar in flames as fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces intensify on Aug. 12.   © AP
Afghanistan turmoil

In Pictures: Taliban takes over Afghanistan

Militants gain control after Afghan president flees

KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei Asia photo editor | Afghanistan

TOKYO -- Taliban fighters entered Kabul on Aug. 15 and President Ashraf Ghani fled the Afghan capital, capping the militants' lightning push for power. Here are some scenes from Afghanistan to Washington.

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