Italy gives safe haven to National Geographic's green-eyed 'Afghan Girl', Sharbat Gula, after Taliban takeover

Italy gives safe haven to National Geographic's green-eyed 'Afghan Girl', Sharbat Gula, after Taliban takeover

Italy gives safe haven to National Geographic's green-eyed 'Afghan Girl', Sharbat Gula, after Taliban takeover Italy has given safe haven to Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed "Afghan Girl" whose 1985 photo in National Geographic magazine became a symbol of her country's wars. Key points: - Sharbat Gula has arrived in Italy as part of the West’s evacuation of Afghans following the Taliban takeover of the country - Italy organised the evacuation after she asked to be helped to leave the country - Ms Gula was a young refugee when a US photographer took her famous 1984 portrait Prime Minister Mario Draghi's office said the government intervened after Ms Gula asked for help to leave Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country in August. It added that her arrival was part …
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