Start Your Day Here: Afghan President Is Sheltering In UAE, Booster Shots Expected Soon

Published August 18, 2021 at 7:48 AM EDT
Two men walk past a mural of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday.
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A mural of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani hangs at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Saturday. Ghani fled the country and is now in the United Arab Emirates.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is in the United Arab Emirates after fleeing his own country.

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