.
.
.
.

Nat Geo’s famed ‘Afghan girl’ arrested for forgery

Sharbat Gula rose to fame when her haunting close-up image was captured by photographer Steve McCurry and published in the National Geographic

Published: Updated:

Pakistani authorities have arrested the famous green-eyed “Afghan girl” immortalized on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985 for living in the country with forged identity papers.

Sharbat Gula was arrested with two men, reportedly her sons, and is believed to be deported pending further investigations, according to media reports.

Gula rose to fame when her haunting close-up image was captured by photographer Steve McCurry and published in the National Geographic magazine. It became one of the most famous cover images in the publication’s history.