Mystery Afghan Cover Girl Found

Mystery Afghan Cover Girl Found

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David Braun National Geographic News (March 12, 2002) -
She one of the world's most famous faces, yet no one who she was. Her image on the front of magazines and books, posters, lapel pins, and even rugs, but she know it. Now, after searching for 17 years, National Geographic once again found the Afghan girl with the haunting green eyes.
The mysterious "Afghan girl" whose direct gaze intrigued the West for so long Sharbat Gula. She in a remote region of Afghanistan with her husband and three daughters.
Gula located nearly two decades after her picture on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985. She had no idea her face had become an icon, said Steve McCurry, the photographer who made the famous portrait for National Geographic in 1984, and who to find her again during many subsequent trips he to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In January 2002, a National Geographic team to the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan, where Gula originally photographed, to search for her. She identified through a series of contacts that led to her brother and husband, who agreed to ask her if she willing to be interviewed.
Gula been photographed on only two occasions: in 1984 and at the reunion with Steve McCurry this year. She never seen her famous portrait before it shown to her in January.
"This the face that so captivated not only National Geographic readers but also anyone who her image around the world," said Boyd Matson, host of the National Geographic television show EXPLORER, who with the group that met with Gula.
"We've known her face, but we've not known her story, not even her name," he said.
National Geographic set out to make one last concerted effort to find the Afghan girl before the refugee camp in Pakistan where she last been seen was demolished
From the camp, the trail wound through several villages and into at least one dead end, until someone the girl on the cover of National Geographic and said he knew her brother.
"The second I saw the color of her brother's eyes, I knew we had the right family," said Matson.
Because Gula a traditional Muslim life behind the veil, Gula was not allowed to meet men outside her family. But the Geographic team given permission to send a female associate producer to meet Sharbat Gula and photograph her face.
Matson said that when he compared the photograph of the woman with that of the girl, he was certain it the same person. "The irises of the eyes, the moles and scar on the face-all indicated this was the person we were looking for," he said.
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