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Steve McCurry

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Steve McCurry


Lawrence Cumbo

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Carrie Regan

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Carrie Regan


In most cases these accounts are edited versions of a spoken interview. They have not been researched and may differ from the printed article.

Photographs by Carrie Regan


 

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Steve McCurry
Best Worst  
It’s miraculous that Sharbat Gula survived all these years. When I took her photo in 1984, Afghanistan was at war with the Soviet Union. The country was in a serious state of lawlessness, and the mortality rate among the refugee population was high. As with so many of her fellow Afghans, her survival is a testament to her courage and determination.

Despite peace initiatives and efforts to rebuild, Afghanistan still suffers from civil unrest and a lack of security. As a result, Afghans continue to flow out of the country as refugees.





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