The Afghan Girl
By on August 18th, 2012

Year: 1984
Photograph by: Steve McCurray, for National Geographic

Year: 1984
Photograph by: Steve McCurray, for National Geographic

Sharbat Gula, the girl in the picture, was 12 when she was photographed in a refugee camp. It was only in 1992 that her identity found. This made it to the cover of Nat. Geo., with those deep penetrating eyes haunting many for a long time.

Author: Debjyoti Bardhan Google Profile for Debjyoti Bardhan
Is a science geek, currently pursuing some sort of a degree (called a PhD) in Physics at TIFR, Mumbai. An enthusiastic but useless amateur photographer, his most favourite activity is simply lazing around. He is interested in all things interesting and scientific.

Debjyoti Bardhan has written and can be contacted at debjyoti@techie-buzz.com.

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