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A Taliban fighter holds a machine gun in front of the main gate leading to the Afghan presidential palace on Monday in Kabul. The U.S. struggled to manage a chaotic evacuation after the Taliban rolled into the Afghan capital. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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A Watchdog Group Had Been Sounding The Warning About Afghanistan's Meltdown For Years

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ArtLords co-creator Omaid Sharifi speaks during an interview at his studio in Kabul in August 2019. With the Taliban overrunning the capital on Sunday, he says his is unsure what the future holds for his art and his organization. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan Artist Fears For The Future Of His Craft With The Taliban In Control

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