'Afghan girl' welcomed home by president: 'She represents our hope'

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Ashraf Ghani praises Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed girl famously photographed in 1985, after her deportation from Pakistan

Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, has welcomed back Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose photo in National Geographic in 1985 became a symbol of her country’s wars, after she was deported by Pakistan.

Pakistani security officials escorted Gula overnight from a hospital in Peshawar, where she had been staying since her arrest last month for living illegally in the country, and handed her over to Afghan authorities at the Torkham border.

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