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Afghan ‘green-eyed girl’ on her future

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BBC News | An Afghan woman made famous by a 1985 National Geographic cover talks exclusively to the BBC of her hopes for a new beginning.

Afghan Girl is a 1984 photographic portrait by journalist Steve McCurry which appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic. The image is of an adolescent girl with green eyes in a red headscarf looking intensely at the camera.

 

Sharbat Gula spoke to BBC Afghan after being deported to Afghanistan from Pakistan where she lived as a refugee for 35 years.

 


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