'I'm alive but the Taliban took my soul': Afghan musicians mourn abandoned instruments

Viola player Bahar was practising at her music college in the Afghan capital, when news broke that the Taliban had reached the city. Terrified of a return to the days when music was forbidden and women were banned from education, she and her classmates rushed home, abandoning their beloved instruments. The Taliban, who banned music outright during their brutal and oppressive rule from 1996 to 2001, swept back into power on August 15.