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Former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai says the Taliban have to correct their mistakes in the country, as does the United States. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Hamid Karzai stays on in Afghanistan — hoping for the best, but unable to leave

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Oleg Repnoy stands in front of his Evacuation 200 vehicle. "My job is to accompany these heroes on their last trip home," he says. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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These Ukrainian volunteers recover soldiers' remains to return them to their families

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Workers of the Cuba Oil Union, known by the Spanish acronym CUPET, watch a huge rising plume of smoke from the Matanzas Supertanker Base, as firefighters work to quell a blaze which began during a thunderstorm the night before, in Matazanas, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Miguel Peña and Juan Carlos Allende, Los Macorinos. Photo by Alejandra Barragán. Alejandra Barragán hide caption

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Los Macorinos, the unsung heroes of Latin and Mexican music

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Palestinian musician Bashar Murad works at a recording studio in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem November 19, 2018. AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS hide caption

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Ukrainian soldiers led NPR's team into the forest in the "gray zone" where they dug one of the defensive trenches used to stall Russia's advance. Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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In the 'gray zone' outside Kherson, Ukraine's soldiers pay a terrible price

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This handout image shows a Marine passing out water to evacuees during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 22. U.S. Central Command Public Affairs hide caption

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A former Marine details the chaotic exit from Afghanistan — and how we should mark it

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The seashore on southwest Japan's Yonaguni island. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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On Japan's Yonaguni island, fears of being on the front line of a Taiwan conflict

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Taiwan Air Force Mirage fighter jets taxi on a runway at an airbase in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on Friday. China says it summoned European diplomats in the country to protest statements issued by the Group of Seven nations and the European Union criticizing threatening Chinese military exercises surrounding Taiwan. Johnson Lai/AP hide caption

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Senior Crisis Advisor of Amnesty International Donatella Rovera (center) released a report August 4, 2022 condemning the Ukrainian army for putting civilians at risk, a possible war crime. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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An April 2018 photo provided by the Chinese government shows the country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning (front), steaming with other ships during a drill at sea. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid, a Taliban leader, is Afghanistan's interim defense minister. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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We visited a Taliban leader's compound to examine his vision for Afghanistan

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Major fire damage fills the interior at the Mountain B pub in the Sattahip district of Chonburi province, about 100 miles southeast of Bangkok, Thailand. Anuthep Cheysakron/AP hide caption

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A girl sits in front of a bakery in the crowd with Afghan women waiting to receive bread in Kabul on Jan. 31, 2022. Ali Khara/Reuters hide caption

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Undercover journalist in Afghanistan finds Taliban are abducting, imprisoning women

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