The Afghan Girl

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

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.