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Afghans mark the 19th Independence Day in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – AUGUST 19: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lays wreath to the Independence Monument, at the Ministry of Defense compound on Independence Day marking 99th anniversary of independence from Britain, in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 18, 2018. Shamriz Sabawoon/ Afghan Multimedia Agency (AMA)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – AUGUST 19: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lays wreath to the Independence Monument, at the Ministry of Defense compound on Independence Day marking 99th anniversary of independence from Britain, in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 18, 2018. Shamriz Sabawoon/ Afghan Multimedia Agency (AMA)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – AUGUST 19: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lays wreath to the Independence Monument, at the Ministry of Defense compound on Independence Day marking 99th anniversary of independence from Britain, in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 18, 2018. Shamriz Sabawoon/ Afghan Multimedia Agency (AMA)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – AUGUST 19: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shakes hand with the formality personnel, at the Ministry of Defense compound on Independence Day marking 99th anniversary of independence from Britain, in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 18, 2018. Shamriz Sabawoon/ Afghan Multimedia Agency (AMA)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – AUGUST 19: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shakes hand with the formality personnel, at the Ministry of Defense compound on Independence Day marking 99th anniversary of independence from Britain, in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 18, 2018. Shamriz Sabawoon/ Afghan Multimedia Agency (AMA)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – AUGUST 19: Afghan executive chief Dr. Abdullah, Abdullah shake hands with the formality personnel, at the Ministry of Defense compound on Independence Day marking 99th anniversary of independence from Britain, in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 18, 2018. Shamriz Sabawoon/ Afghan Multimedia Agency (AMA)