US troops exit Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

July 02, 2021

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A soldier stands guard at the gate of Bagram Air Base.

An Afghan Army soldier stand guard at the gate of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Friday, June 25, 2021. In 2001, the armies of the world united behind America and Bagram Air Base. It’s now nearly 20 years later and the last US soldiers have exited.  

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