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One year ago, the world collapsed for Sayed Kabir Kamall, an Afghan of Uzbek heritage.

  • Gideon Maltz for CNN Business Perspectives

Kabir had worked in procurement for the US embassy in Afghanistan and, in his spare time, was a popular musician, recording music in support of the Afghan military.

But by August 15, Kabul fell, and the next day, Kabir gathered his wife and their two children to make a desperate dash for the US-controlled airport.

“They were shooting from the back of us…telling us to stop. But we didn’t stop,” Kabir told us.
He and his family were among the lucky ones — they are four of the more than 76,000 Afghans who have been evacuated to the…

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