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Trending: McCurry's "Afghan Girl" Takes Refuge in Italy

By David Schonauer   Tuesday November 30, 2021

Sharbat Gula, who became an international symbol of war-torn Afghanistan after a portrait of her taken by photographer Steve McCurry was published on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985, was evacuated to Rome after her country fell to the Taliban, reports The New York Times. Gula, now in her late 40s and the mother of several children, was believed to be 12 when McCurry photographed her, in 1984 in a refugee camp in Pakistan. He did not learn her name until 2002.

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