The girl from Afghanistan

February 5, 2011 | By | Reply More

As a teenager, she appeared on the cover of National Geographic. That was back in 1985. I remember seeing that front cover back then. Though I didn’t remember the articles in that issue, I remembered her portrait vividly. The man who photographed her back in 1985 found her once again in 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula, and the hard life she had lived since 1985 was apparent with even a quick look into her eyes.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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