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Italy takes in National Geographic’s green-eyed ‘Afghan Girl’

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Italy has given secure haven to Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 picture in National Geographic grew to become an emblem of her nation’s wars, Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s workplace stated on Thursday.
The authorities intervened after Gula requested for assist to depart Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the nation in August, an announcement stated, including that her arrival was a part of a broader programme to evacuate and combine Afghan residents. US photographer Steve McCurry took the image of Gula when she was a teenager, dwelling in a refugee camp on the Pakistan-Afghan border.
Her startling inexperienced eyes, peering out from a headband with a combination of ferocity and ache, made her know internationally however her identification was solely found in 2002 when McCurry returned to the area and tracked her down.An FBI analyst, forensic sculptor and the inventor of iris recognition all verified her identification, National Geographic stated on the time.

In 2016, Pakistan arrested Gula for forging a nationwide identification card in an effort to dwell within the nation.The then Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, welcomed her again and promised to offer her an condo to make sure she “lives with dignity and security in her homeland”.Since seizing energy, Taliban leaders have stated they’d respect ladies’s rights in accordance with sharia, or Islamic legislation. But below Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, ladies couldn’t work and ladies have been banned from faculty. Women needed to cowl their faces and be accompanied by a male family member after they left dwelling.