Updated Aug 25, 2021 - World

In photos: Race to evacuate from Afghanistan

 Passengers evacuated from Afghanistan disembark from a British Royal Air Force (RAF) Airbus KC2 Voyager aircraft, after landing at RAF Brize Norton station in southern England on August 24
Passengers evacuated from Afghanistan disembark from a British Royal Air Force aircraft, after landing at RAF Brize Norton air base in southern England on Aug. 24. Photo: Justin TalliS/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. and allied countries are "working around the clock" to evacuate people from Afghanistan ahead of next week's full U.S. military withdrawal from the country, per the New York Times.

The big picture: President Biden said Tuesday over 70,000 people had been evacuated since the airlift began on Aug. 14 and that the U.S. and its allies were on pace to leave Afghanistan by the Aug. 31 deadline. He's suggested U.S. troops may remain beyond then to continue with evacuation efforts.

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A aircraft ferries repatriated members of the public at an Australian International Airport after arriving from Afghanistan on August 25
A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A aircraft brings repatriated Australians from Afghanistan at an airport in Australia, the location of which was not disclosed by the Australian Defense Department. Photo: LAC Sam Price/Australian Department of Defense via Getty Images
The Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard (L) welcomes four Afghan women, members of the Afghanistan Robotic team on Wednesday
Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard (L) at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City welcomes four members of the Afghanistan Robotic team, who sought refuge in Mexico, on Aug. 24. Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images
Afghan refugees are greeted by family as they depart from a processing center for refugees evacuated from Afghanistan at the Dulles Expo Center on August 24, 2021 in Chantilly, Virginia.
Afghan refugees are greeted by family living in the U.S. as they depart from a processing center for refugees evacuated from Afghanistan at the Dulles Expo Center on Aug. 24, 2021 in Chantilly, Va. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images
The arrival of the Egyptians returning from Afghanistan to the Sharq Air Base in Egypt after being evacuated from Kabul amid the Taliban crisis on August 24, 2021 in Cairo, Egypt
Egyptians at the Sharq Air Base in Cairo, Egypt, after being evacuated from Kabul on Aug. 24. Photo: Ayman Aref/NurPhoto via Getty Images
 Refugees disembark from an evacuation flight after being airlifted from Kabul, at the Torrejon de Ardoz air base, 30 km from Madrid, on August 24
Refugees disembark from an evacuation flight after being airlifted from Kabul, at the Torrejon de Ardoz air base, near Madrid, Spain, on Aug. 24. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP via Getty Images
Indian and Afghan evacuees from Kabul are escorted by police to a bus bound for a quarantine center upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday
Indian and Afghan evacuees from Kabul are escorted by police to a bus bound for a quarantine center upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 24. Photo: T. Narayan/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A plane takes off from Kabul, Afghanistan on August 24
A plane takes off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 24. Photo: Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
People who want to flee the country continue to wait around Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan
People who want to flee Afghanistan continue to wait around Kabul's airport on Aug. 24. Photo: Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
A satellite image of large crowds near the gate of the northern edge of Kabul's airport on Aug. 23
A satellite image of packed scenes at Kabul's airport on Aug. 23 Photo: Maxar Technologies

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more photos.

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