Watch what happened to Nat Geo's Afghan cover girl after Taliban takeover

Published on Nov 26, 2021 12:23 PM IST
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The green-eyed Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover, has been evacuated to Italy. Sharbat Gula has been given safe haven by Italy after fleeing the Taliban, the Italian government said. Rome said it intervened after Gula asked for help to leave Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. It added that her arrival was part of a broader programme to evacuate Afghan citizens. Gula became a symbol of Afghanistan's wars after U.S. photographer Steve McCurry captured her portrait. McCurry took the picture when she was 12-yrs-old and lived in a refugee camp on the Pakistan-Afghan border. Watch the full video for more.

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