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.

The picture is called The Afghan Girl. A picture shot by Steve McCurry, an American photojournalist. Steve McCurry took a picture of a 12 year old Afghan girl. Her picture became so famous that in National Geographic magazine printed it as their cover.

PHILIPPINES. Basilan. 1985. Two members of the Ramon Obusan troupe wait backstage to perform Yakan dances. (by Steve McCurry)

Two members of the Ramon Obusan troupe wait backstage to perform Yakan dances in Basilan, Philippines by Steve Mccurry tribal face tattoos female misc

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Steve McCurry - Philippines - The perspective leads our eye straight to the young boy. This image is like a teaser because now the viewer wants to know more about life there and the story of the boy.

Tibet

Faces of the World - Man from Litang, a county in the sw of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, w Sichuan Province of sw China. // photo by Steve McCurry

Rinagar, Kashmir - photo by © Steve McCurry

Face of a Kashmir man. It is common for men in Kashmir to use henna dye on their hair or beards. They also wear clothes of vivid colors. A subtle mix of colorful fabrics surrounds the man’s eyes, while his beard, like a flame, flickers from his chin.

Tibet | Steve McCurry

Asia Portrait of a young Tibetan woman wearing traditional clothes and hat, Tibet © Steve McCurry

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stevemccurrystudios: Today’s photograph pictures a baby bundled against the cold in Xigaze, Tibet.

"A Girl in Hardiwar India" by Steve McCurry: Philadelphia born McCurry captures the essence of human struggle and joy.

Different Childhood

"A Girl in Hardiwar India" by Steve McCurry: Philadelphia born McCurry captures the essence of human struggle and joy. Related to tribe

‘Portrait photographer’, 1992. | 24 Striking Pictures Of Afghanistan By Photojournalist Steve McCurry

‘Portrait photographer’, 1992.

Steam train, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1983 - Steve McCurry

Steam train, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1983 by Steve McCurry. Steve McCurry is an American photographer who worked in photojournalism. His photograph "Afghan Girl" that appeared in the National Geographic magazine is his most famous work.

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