Women in western Afghanistan fight for their lives

August 06, 2021

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Afghan women walk on the road in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Afghan women walk on the road in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13, 2021.

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As fighting in western Afghanistan intensifies, thousands of women and children are forced to leave their homes. The UN estimates 270,000 Afghans have been displaced since January. Also, on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, a photographer roamed through the rubble of Hiroshima. His images of people exposed to the atomic blast were the only ones taken that day. And France dropped nearly 200 atomic bombs on French Polynesia between 1966 and 1996 as part of its nuclear testing program. During President Emmanuel Macron's first visit to the territory last week, he acknowledged the damage but failed to apologize.

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