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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:16 PM

 

National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan

https://www.yahoo.com/news/national-geographic-afghan-girl-arrested-pakistan-091906389.html



An Afghan woman immortalized on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers.

The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history.

Her arrest highlights the desperate measures many Afghans are willing to take to avoid returning to their war-torn homeland as Pakistan cracks down on undocumented foreigners.

Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Gul for fraud following a two-year investigation on her and her husband, who has absconded.

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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:19 PM

1. Poor thing. What an awful life due to no fault of her own. Just trying to survive.

 

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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:54 PM

2. how horrible. can't some "civilized" country take her in ?

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