. From Kabul and beyond, a year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC-When you arrive at Kabul International Airport, the first thing you notice is the women, clothed in brown scarves and black cloaks, stamping passports.

An airfield, which one year ago was the scene of a panicked tide of people desperate to escape, is now much quieter, cleaner. Rows of white Taliban flags flutter in a summer’s breeze; billboards of the old famous faces have been painted over.

What lies beyond this gateway to a country which was turned upside down by a swift Taliban takeover?

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