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Afghan Girl Before and After, 1984 (left) and 2002 (right)

Photo: Afghan Girl Before and After
In 1984 photographer Steve McCurry immortalized the haunted eyes of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee in a camp on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Her image (left)—first published on the cover of a 1985 National Geographic—became a symbol of the plight of refugees.

For 17 years the photographer tried to find the mystery "Afghan girl" again. In 2002 he succeeded—and again captured her on film (right).
Photograph by Steve McCurry

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