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In photos: Race to evacuate Afghanistan

The U.S. and allied countries are "working around the clock" to evacuate people from Afghanistan ahead of next week's scheduled full United States military withdrawal from the country, per the New York Times.

The big picture: President Biden said Tuesday that over 70,000 people had been evacuated since the airlift began on Aug. 14 and that the U.S. and its allies were on pace to pull out from Afghanistan by the deadline. He's suggested that U.S. troops may remain beyond Aug. 31 to continue to help in evacuation efforts.

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