WORLD History repeats itself: Tense Kabul evacuation rekindles memories of 'Saigon moment'

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History repeats itself: Tense Kabul evacuation rekindles memories of 'Saigon moment'

By Zhu Yurou and Li Jiaxin | People's Daily app

12:40, August 16, 2021

Two iconic images taken 46 years apart show history repeats itself. (Top) In April 1975, a helicopter evacuated people from a rooftop during the US withdraw from Saigon, Vietnam. (Bottom) On Sunday, a helicopter evacuated staff and others from the US Embassy in Kabul, as the Taliban entered the Afghan capital.

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