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McCurry's Afghan Girl arrives in Rome

Sharbat Gula became global icon says premier's office

(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 25 - Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan Girl' in photographer Steve McCurry's iconic 1985 National Geographic magazine cover photo, has arrived in Rome from Afghanistan, Premier Mario Draghi's office said Thursday.
    The office at Palazzo Chigi noted that the photo "gained planetary notoriety, and came to symbolize the vicissitudes and conflicts of the historical phase that Afghanistan and its people were going through".
    The premier's office said it had organized Gula's transfer to Italy in the wider context of the government's Afghan evacuation, reception and integration programme. (ANSA).


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