26 noiembrie 2021

Afghan girl from iconic National Geographic cover evacuated to Italy


An Afghan woman who became internationally famous after being featured on the cover of a 1984 issue of National Geographic has been evacuated to Italy, the office of the country's prime minister announced on Thursday. Sharbat Gulla, the woman behind the iconic photo taken by photographer Steve McCurry, arrived in Italy following a push “by those in civil society, and in particular by non-profit organizations working in Afghanistan” to evacuate her from the country, Italian Prime Minister Mario [...]