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Afghan refugee girl Nazmina Bibi, poses for a picture, while playing with other children in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on January (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

"to bestow on them a crown of beauty      instead of ashes,   the oil of joy      instead of mourning,   and a garment of praise." isaiah 61.3                                My heart will sing of the treasured beauty in that land.

“Afghan girls sit patiently on the floor and wait for lunch in their temporary school facilities, March in the Bala Baluk district of Farah Province, Afghanistan.”Photo by: Christine A.

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When he wandered into an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan in December National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry captured one of the most famous portraits the world had ever seen. The Afghan girl with the haunting green eyes captivated everyone.

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The recent spates of attack on girls going to school have once again brought to limelight the old demons of Afghanistan: The Taliban. In May & June this year itself 225 girls ended up in hospitals due to poisoning.

Steve McCurry’s iconic photograph of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp - Nat Geo June 1985

15 Stunning Photos Show The Power Of Photography

Steve McCurry’s iconic photograph of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine’s June 1985 issue and became the most famous cover image in the magazine’s history.

I remember seeing this photo when it first hit newsstands. Mesmerizing. (The article has nothing to do with this pinning. Just admire the photo.)

McCurry took what is inarguably the most famous Nat Geo image ever — the 1985 cover photograph of Sharbat Gula, a. “the Afghan Girl,” a shawl draped over her head, green eyes blazing, in a refugee camp in Pakistan.