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Afghanistan Under The Taliban

As 'Taliban 2.0' joins competing peace talks with various stakeholders, archival photos paint a stark image of life in Afghanistan under the radical Islamic group's 1996-2001 rule.

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Afghanistan's Soviet-backed ex-president, Mohammed Najibullah (left), and his brother were strung up after being captured and killed inside a UN base in Kabul in September 1996. The gruesome display was the Taliban's first public act after seizing power in the capital.

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