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  • Samantha Hogan

    Sharbat Gula (Afghan Girl): The most recognized photograph in the history of National Geographic Channel with revealing a refugee’s life. The portrait by Steve McCurry of a girl with piercing green eyes itself told a story. She was twelve years old in this photo. Imagine what those beautiful eyes have witnessed.

  • Sunshine Photography

    #SteveMcCurry #Steve #McCurry #SharbatGula #Sharbat #Gula #Afeganistão

  • Groovy Lens Photographic Art / Diane Tisseur, Photographer

    Rated one of the World’s Most Famous Photos "Afghan Girl", shot by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Sharbat Gula was one of the students in an informal school within the refugee camp; McCurry, rarely given the opportunity to photograph Afghan women, seized the opportunity and captured her image. She was approximately 12 years old at the time. She made it on the cover of National Geographic the next year, and her identity was discovered in 1992. Source:

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For seventeen years she was known only as 'The Afghan Girl', and without even knowing it Sharbat Gula became the world's poster child for Afghan refugees. This is her story.

  • Belinda Reardon

    Read photographer's story. It is same person. He had to ask husband's permission to take second picture. She did indeed have hard life.

  • Stephanie McDuff

    Thanks Belinda, I see that now. Her difficult life really does show in her face.

  • Eli Joe

    They tested the iris in her eyes. They confirmed a match. So yes, it's her.

  • Tocasha Garner-Wallace

    This is the same person. The side by side was done a few years back because so many people remembered this photo and wanted to know where she was now!

  • Tocasha Garner-Wallace

    I believe the story was on 60 minutes!

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Holi festival - by Antonio Gibotta - Traveler Photo Contest 2013 - National Geographic

  • Leslie

    Just talked to Phil, how is Katie feeling? What did she think!!! or does the picture say it all???!!!

amydanielson: sheslikeaghost: National Geographic November 1999 gorgeous Beauty.

Balinese dancer ... "a nine-year old dancer in her gilded crown" by Franklin Price Knott

Portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws.