Photos of Kabul as the Taliban takes charge in Afghanistan

An Afghan soldier who didn’t want to use his name looks at Kabul below Sunday and says, “This is like a quick death,” referring to the fall of the city. He said it was going to be a hard moment for him when he removes his uniform permanently after 10 years of service at an outpost at Wazir Akbar Khan Hill in Kabul.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)