NatGeo photographer: Arrest of 'Afghan Girl' violates her human rights

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Most people don't know her by name, but she's recognized as the "Afghan Girl" with her striking green eyes on the cover of a 1985 National Geographic magazine cover. Reportedly, the same girl — now a woman — has been arrested in Pakistan for having a fake identity card.

According to the Associated Press, Sharbat Gula was arrested during a raid Wednesday at a Peshawar home.

Gula, an Afghan who was photographed at a Pakistani refugee camp when she was 12 years old, was identified in 2002 when the NatGeo photographer, Steve McCurry, went searching for her. He found her when he went back to the same camp from 17 years earlier. Read more...

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