A moving photo of a young Afghan girl skipping on the tarmac of a Belgian airport after being evacuated from her war-torn native country has gone viral.
The picture was taken at Melsbroek military airport near Brussels on Wednesday.
“This is what happens when you protect refugees,” wrote former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, one of many who shared the photo, on Twitter. “Welcome to Belgium, little girl!”
The girl and her family were among a group of about 1,400 people who Belgium evacuated from Kabul following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and subsequent takeover by the Taliban.
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Belgium suspended evacuations after intelligence sources warned of an imminent terrorist attack at Kabul’s airport.
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Those warnings came to pass on Thursday after a suicide bomb went off outside the Abbey Gate at Kabul’s airport, killing at least 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. service members.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.