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Military flights evacuating diplomats and civilians from Afghanistan resumed early on Tuesday after the runway at Kabul airport was cleared of thousands of people desperate to flee after the Taliban seized the capital.

Evacuees crowd the interior of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, carrying Afghans to Qatar from Kabul, Afghanistan.COURTESY OF DEFENSE ONE/Reuters

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A deserted road in Kabul as the Taliban moved quickly to restart the Afghan capital following their takeover.WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian Nationals sit aboard an Indian military aircraft at the airport in Kabul.-/AFP/Getty Images

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A Taliban fighter talks on a walkie-talkie in front of a mural in Kabul.WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images

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The streets of Kabul being patrolled by Taliban fighters.WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images

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A man holds a certificate acknowledging his work for Americans as hundreds of people gather outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.STR/The Associated Press

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Taliban fighters stand guard at an entrance gate outside the Interior Ministry in Kabul.JAVED TANVEER/AFP/Getty Images

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Afghan people line up outside the Iranian embassy to get a visa in Kabul.WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint near the US embassy that was previously manned by American troops, in Kabul, Afghanistan.STR/The Associated Press

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Afghan security guards stand on a wall as hundreds of people gather outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.STR/The Associated Press

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People with the Taliban's signature white flags wait for the arrival of their relative, who was released from prison by the Taliban in Afghanistan, at a border crossing point, in Chaman, Pakistan.Jafar Khan/The Associated Press

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Taliban fighters patrol along a street in Kabul.WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images

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People wait outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.STRINGER/Reuters

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Members of Taliban forces sit at a checkpost in Kabul, Afghanistan.STRINGER/Reuters

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