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The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History

The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History Perhaps the most iconic National Geographic photo, Steve McCurry snapped this picture of an Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp in 1984. It almost went unnoticed, until one editor rescued it from a pile and stuck it on the June 1985 Cover

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Love this photo: Sharbat Gula (born ca. 1972) is an Afghan woman who was the subject of a famous photograph by journalist Steve McCurry. Gula was living as a refugee in Pakistan during the time of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan when she was photographed. The image was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine at a time she was about 12 years old. Gula was known throughout the world simply as "the Afghan Girl" until she was identified in early 2002.

Bryce, you should take the opportunity (while you're still young) to read National Geographic Magazine... Life Magazine... and Readers Digest... these were all magazines that my grandfather had at his house whenever I went over to visit... they will, at least, help shape the imagery in your life (inside your head) and change your view of the world (to counteract some of the low level, shallow, and simple, day-to-day existences that other people only perceive)...

Steve McCurry's fantastic shot of a girl in Peshawar, Pakistan. Known from one of the most famous covers of National Graphic.