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Date: 05/12/11 07:25 AM

76 Responses to National Geographic`s Mysterious Afghan Girl [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of hovalady411
    hovalady411 Female 18-29
    1262 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:29 am
    Link: National Geographic`s Mysterious Afghan Girl - We all remember that National Geographic cover photo right? The photog who took the original found her 17 years later...
  2. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:31 am
    and there go my fantasies...
  3. Profile photo of drips
    drips Male 30-39
    904 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:32 am
    Time is a bitch.
  4. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:33 am
    Wow she didn`t end up pretty.
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36668 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

    NatGeo did a whole PBS special on how they tracked her down. It was interesting
  6. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9237 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:40 am
    That`s been out for a long while now...
  7. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:44 am
    She was pretty before, now she`s all muslimified.
  8. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:46 am
    Old news, IAB. Once again, I`m going to bitch about how nothing I submit ever goes up. Bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch. I think I`ve gotten my point across.
  9. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:49 am
    Lazy wins it.
  10. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:55 am
    You`d think all the veil wearing would protect more against sun damage. She looks ok for her age and situation. Cake her with the makeup western women wear and judge her then.
  11. Profile photo of TheBunny09
    TheBunny09 Female 18-29
    15 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:02 am
    Her eyes freak me out...
  12. Profile photo of Natsuki
    Natsuki Female 18-29
    43 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:08 am
    Girl needs some eyebrow tweezers...fo`sho
  13. Profile photo of Ascaris
    Ascaris Male 18-29
    47 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Thank you for showing us how much her beautiful eyes were shopped at the time.
  14. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:14 am
    She has beautiful eyes. >.< I think she`s gorgeous.
  15. Profile photo of TheiaRenown
    TheiaRenown Female 18-29
    426 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:14 am
    She`s still pretty
  16. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:34 am
    I dont think the years have kind.
  17. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:36 am
    I guess they don`t have sunscreen over there.
  18. Profile photo of Neoptolemos
    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
    625 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:45 am
    Old news is old
  19. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:59 am
    Old news alright
  20. Profile photo of Armauld
    Armauld Female 30-39
    107 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:59 am
    Didn`t they find her several years ago now?
  21. Profile photo of DingDingDong
    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 9:18 am
    Did her eyes shrink or her face puff up?
  22. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1604 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 9:48 am
    old news, had I just seen that someone already said that but I am gonna say it too, they had this out for quite awhile.
  23. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 9:50 am
    @DingDingDong- Puff up? No, her face GREW, as will tend to happen when people move from childhood to adulthood.
  24. Profile photo of AtheistAlien
    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
    809 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 9:58 am
    elderly news is more like it...
  25. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:00 am
    Wow, you mean young people grow old eventually? That really is a life revealed!
  26. Profile photo of SuperCfor
    SuperCfor Male 30-39
    53 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:12 am
    Your eyes never shrink or grow. The size of your eyes stay the same from birth.
  27. Profile photo of Ender27
    Ender27 Male 18-29
    104 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:28 am
    God, She was gorgeous
  28. Profile photo of MissIndepend
    MissIndepend Female 30-39
    75 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:32 am
    i just realised your eyes dont get older
  29. Profile photo of Jayno
    Jayno Male 18-29
    176 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Hate to do it, but eyes do change in size from approx 18mm in childhood to 24-25 in adulthood.
    I`ve heard it a lot.
    Reference
  30. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:41 am
    "You found me beautiful once."

    "Honey, you got real ugly."
  31. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
    452 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Doesn`t really look very different to me. The only difference I can see is in her nose.
  32. Profile photo of easiersaid
    easiersaid Female 18-29
    83 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:49 am
    Um, Steve McCurry ("the photog") found her back in 2002. This is OLD.
  33. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:26 am
    and it seems she hasn`t had a wash since.
  34. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:35 am
    @Jayno- Makes total sense. I think the original comment said something about her eyes shrinking- but that`s really just a matter of her face getting bigger relative to her eyes. But yeah, eyeballs grow between infancy and adulthood just like everything else.
  35. Profile photo of RETARDEDBEAR
    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
    437 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:37 am
    "You`d think all the veil wearing would protect more against sun damage."

    It doesn`t protect against having chemicals thrown on your face for rejecting a man, though.
  36. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3336 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:37 am
    old news
  37. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7560 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:39 am
    Yes- this is very old, but all that happened is that she grew up. she was hard to find, not thrilled to be photographed and seems happy enough.
  38. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:46 am
    Beautiful. Still is.
  39. Profile photo of zlatan
    zlatan Male 18-29
    292 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    god her eyes are incredible
  40. Profile photo of TuggSpeedman
    TuggSpeedman Male 18-29
    79 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    wow time was pretty rough on her
  41. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    She looks scared in the first photo, Angry in the second. The marks on her face leads me to believe that she`s been abused through the years, what a shame.
  42. Profile photo of Jlong22992
    Jlong22992 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    eww..
  43. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Time takes its toll... her eyes even lost their vibrance.
  44. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    I read the piece. She was living off in the boonies and had no clue that she was world famous.
  45. Profile photo of Tramonta
    Tramonta Male 18-29
    46 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    that`s pretty old... it`s been a while since the second picture has been taken (2002, I guess).
  46. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    Old news, they found her nearly 6 years ago
  47. Profile photo of 19842011
    19842011 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    i kinda woulda banged her in the first one.. but she has forehead hair in the second one.. no bueno
  48. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    Well.. what would someone look like, if they`ve spent the whole life in a village, herding animals and suddenly robot like commandos landed, like from space, and started blasting everything that moves?
  49. Profile photo of 19842011
    19842011 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    idk the libyans seems to be taking it pretty well...


  50. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Sweet jeebus, no wonder they are forced to wear veils.
  51. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    man she went down hill
  52. Profile photo of ihurtmyself
    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
    361 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    christ this is old. we need more posts on female genital mutilation. pics or it didn`t happen.
  53. Profile photo of sraac88
    sraac88 Male 18-29
    39 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    she was a beauty
  54. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    the eyes. they`re piercing my soul.
  55. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    Those are some cool eyes.
  56. Profile photo of cndian_mouse
    cndian_mouse Female 18-29
    142 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Yes.. She was identified.. in 2002! WOW I-A-B! Catch up!
  57. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    vv I was gonna say, wasn`t that like 10 years ago that he tracked he down? YUP! Nice catch @cndian_mouse!
  58. Profile photo of hopeislost
    hopeislost Male 30-39
    196 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    ummmmm...this is so F***ing old already
  59. Profile photo of 2L82Pray
    2L82Pray Female 30-39
    70 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    It`s good to Not forget. We (as Americans) have very very short attention spans. Everyone saying, This is old news...in her culture, it`s not Old until a 1,000 years have passed. Now that Bin Ladin has been killed everyone is screaming for the War to end...forgetting that we are fighting for women like this one, so that they can shed their robes and live free, become educated and strong again and not be forced into lives that age and turn them into angry old women before their time. That people over there have suffered enough, and will continue to suffer if we don`t stop the Taliban from destroying their country, their artifacts, their economy, their freedom, their very lives.

    And yes, O makbul bisar ast. She is very beautiful.
  60. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    It doesn`t protect against having chemicals thrown on your face for rejecting a man, though.

    It`s an occupational hazard. One would think that middle eastern women would have developed a thicker skin more resistant to battery acid by now.
  61. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    I guess evolution takes time.
  62. Profile photo of the_phantom
    the_phantom Male 18-29
    510 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    this is clearly not the same person, her facial structure and nose are different shapes
  63. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm
    Time, sometimes times a bitch.
  64. Profile photo of FreedomFrie
    FreedomFrie Male 30-39
    243 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    what causes hair-of-the-forehead?
  65. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm
    @the_phantom

    she is old, this is what happens when you get old. you`re not old, so shush. I certainly don`t have the same facial structure I did when I was 10 years younger -.-

    She was gorgeous, and still not bad looking considering the circumstances. Times were probably tough at one point.
  66. Profile photo of Garu
    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm
    Someone needs grooming. Sand people do not age well!
  67. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    This came out several years ago. What`s next? A report on finding the Lindbergh baby?
  68. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:51 pm
    Why haven`t we NUKED Afghanistan yet, and made it into the biggest parking lot on the planet?
  69. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 12:11 am
    hey there is nothing wrong with afghanistan. it actually was a great place before the civil wars and russians.
  70. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 8:25 am
    this is so old.
  71. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 10:57 am
    @Jayno- Makes total sense. I think the original comment said something about her eyes shrinking- but that`s really just a matter of her face getting bigger relative to her eyes. But yeah, eyeballs grow between infancy and adulthood just like everything else.
  72. Profile photo of Garu
    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    @ BostonKaiser: They found the Lindbergh baby? Was he with Bin Laden? I hadn`t heard!
  73. Profile photo of randomxnp
    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    IAB recycling stories from a couple of years ago now?
  74. Profile photo of BRKNVLTR
    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
    377 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    @ tatripp .. Afghanistan is a poohole. Been there? I have.
  75. Profile photo of BRKNVLTR
    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
    377 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    @ tatripp .. No no.. I meant Afghanistan is a s h i t hole. Been there? I have. Stupid censor.
  76. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    Yikes! Now you see why they require the women to hide under a tarp past a certain age.

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