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This famous picture features a woman with piercing eyes, and also a very captivating face. Nat Geo does an amazing job with the picture and also balancing between the text and the picture.

National Geographic June photography by Steve McCurry of a Afghan girl near a refugee camp around the Pakistan border

The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History  Perhaps the most iconic National Geographic photo, Steve McCurry snapped this picture of an Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp in 1984. It almost went unnoticed, until one editor rescued it from a pile and stuck it on the June 1985 Cover

The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History

Did you know? 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

Love this photo: Sharbat Gula (born ca. 1972) is an Afghan woman who was the subject of a famous photograph by journalist Steve McCurry. Gula was living as a refugee in Pakistan during the time of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan when she was photographed. The image was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine at a time she was about 12 years old. Gula was known throughout the world simply as "the Afghan Girl" until she was identified in early 2002.

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

This famous photo was shot by Steve McCurry in December It depicts Sharbat Gula, an Afghan woman, residing in a Pakistani refugee camp.

The Afghan Girl - OMG.  She had the most beautifully haunting eyes.  I wish her life was not fraught with hardships.  I know that NG had a hard time getting permission to photograph her again....

The Afghan Girl

The 'Afghan Girl'. Her Iconic Photo Appeared On The Cover Of National Geographic In Her Piercing Sea-Green Eyes - Became A Symbol Both Of The Afghan Conflict & Of The Refugee Situation Worldwide. She Was Finally Found & Rephotographed In

This famous Steve McCurry photograph of a young Afghan girl that adorned the cover of National Geographic magazine and went on to become one of the most famous faces in the world. Here eyes are so haunting.

Steve McCurry's Most Beautiful and Powerful Photo Stories

One of the images of the same girl has become an icon for National geographic's photography - "Silent Language of Hands" - Sharbat Gula, Nasir Bagh Refugee Camp, Peshawar, Pakistan, by Steve McCurry.

Famous Nat'l Geo Cover

The Young Afghan Girl by Steve McCurry

A Life Revealed  Her eyes have captivated the world since she appeared on our cover in 1985. Now we can tell her story

A picture is worth a thousand words – Lesson Plan

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.

100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time

100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time

Afghan Girl “Green Eyes” project, by National Geographic can be found here. Date: Photographer: Steve McCurry, National Geographic.

'Afghan Girl' Photo: Eyes That Made an American Teenager Look at the World

'Afghan Girl' Photo: Eyes That Made an American Teenager Look at the World

Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl, Pakistan, Stunning photo by Steve McCurry was on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic magazine.

The Afghan Girl 18 years later.  By Steve McCurry 2002

The Afghan Girl 18 years later. By Steve McCurry 2002 Original most famous picture 18 years earlier by a National Geographic photographer

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