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The Afghan girl from National Geographic cover:

Afgan girl

A beautiful girl terrified that she is about to be abused yet again.

This photo by Steve McCurry of Sharbat Gula was on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985 . It is strikingly similar to the previous one in “Some women are intriguing. #1.” They are both wide-eyed with a semi-blank expression and yet this one appears terrified that she is about to be abused by men, and the other one is terrifying because it gives the feeling she is about to abuse men. Me?! I’m a man.

Are you abusing me now with your camera?

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