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Tuesday, 13 November, 2001, 10:50 GMT
In pictures: Opposition takes Kabul
The people of Kabul cheered in opposition forces after the Taleban deserted the Afghan capital without a fight.

The Northern Alliance had said it would only send small police forces into the capital to maintain order, but already there are reports of looting.

Kabul residents
Kabul residents welcomed the Northern Alliance forces

Kabul residents listen to music tape
Music banned by the Taleban can now be heard in the city

Afghan people look at a destroyed Taleban pickup in the centre of Kabul
There was evidence of destruction in the streets

Uniformed fighters of Northern Alliance wait at the entrance of Afghanistan capital
Northern Alliance commanders said most of their forces would stay outside of the capital for now

Northern Alliance fighters patrol the streets of Kabul
Despite Northern Alliance patrols, there has been an outbreak of looting in the city

Jubilant Northern Alliance fighters at the front-line village of Rabat near Bagram, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Kabul
Opposition forces moved out of the front-line village of Rabat on Monday...

Northern Alliance soldiers near Bagram wave as they move toward Kabul
...and continued on to the capital from there

A Northern Alliance fighter looks at plumes of smoke after a US aircraft bombs a Taleban-controlled village near Rabat
The opposition was aided by US bombing of Taleban-controlled areas

See also:

13 Nov 01 | South Asia
Kabul falls to Northern Alliance
13 Nov 01 | South Asia
Analysis: The Taleban collapse
12 Nov 01 | South Asia
Kabul: City of lost glories
13 Nov 01 | South Asia
Pakistan concern at Kabul's fall
13 Nov 01 | South Asia
Western detainees taken to Kandahar
13 Nov 01 | South Asia
Who are the Northern Alliance?
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