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Absolutely Stunning Image of a Pashtun Girl

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    One of my friend sent me this captivating Image of a Pashtun girl from the tribal areas of Pakistan.

    Beautiful photography and an absolutely AMAZING image. I just don't have the right words to explain the sheer amount of art and brilliance this image is so clearly full of.

     
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    Beautiful indeed but why do we have to be Pashtun, Punjabi, Baloch, Sindhi..why cant we just be Pakistanis?
     
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    Yes, we're all Pakistani's. But we all have different ethnicities. Probably has something to do with the fact that not all Pakistani children resemble each other's features just like the adults.

    But anyway, You're right. The moderators can change the name of the thread if they want to. :tup:
     
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    Look at her hands... :tsk:

    Probably forced into child labor... You'll find these type of kids in Karachi; children of the Afghan illegal squatters. They are forced to handpick items out of garbage dumps.
     
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    She looks like she has on eye make-up and lipstick. Or are her eyes and lips natural? Her hands do look terribly beat up. Do you know anything about her? It reminds me of the beautiful green-eyed Tajik Afghan girl that National Geographic photographed in the early 90's. The photographer went back and found her 10 years later. She was still beautiful but looked 20 years older after ~ 6 children:

     
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    I doubt she has lipstick on but thats kajal in around her eyes. In Pakistan a lot of village folks use that for their children, even boys, its supposed to make your eyes look bigger.

    I always thought the NatGeo photographer never really found the real girl and posted up this woman. There's no resemblance.
     
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    That's a wrong guess. Tribal children are known to play with Coal and make drawings everywhere. That's the case here with her hands.

    As far as forced Labour is concerned, every Pakistani kid has experienced that growing up. Don't you remember those heavy school-bags FILLED with thick books and copies? lol.
     
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    I suppose it is in the eye of the beholder, but I think it is the same Tajik woman. The green eyes, shape of the nose are the same. The skin is sagging but I think the woman on the right looks like an aged version of the young woman. Of course, the photographer gave his story of how he searched for her, and he might have lied. National Geographic is pretty reliable, though.
     
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    This is from the National Geographic website, believe it or don't. I was wrong that she was a Tajik, she is Pashtun:

    "She remembers the moment. The photographer took her picture. She remembers her anger. The man was a stranger. She had never been photographed before. Until they met again 17 years later, she had not been photographed since.

    The photographer remembers the moment too. The light was soft. The refugee camp in Pakistan was a sea of tents. Inside the school tent he noticed her first. Sensing her shyness, he approached her last. She told him he could take her picture. "I didn't think the photograph of the girl would be different from anything else I shot that day," he recalls of that morning in 1984 spent documenting the ordeal of Afghanistan's refugees.

    The portrait by Steve McCurry turned out to be one of those images that sears the heart, and in June 1985 it ran on the cover of this magazine. Her eyes are sea green. They are haunted and haunting, and in them you can read the tragedy of a land drained by war. She became known around National Geographic as the "Afghan girl," and for 17 years no one knew her name.

    In January a team from National Geographic Television & Film's EXPLORER brought McCurry to Pakistan to search for the girl with green eyes. They showed her picture around Nasir Bagh, the still standing refugee camp near Peshawar where the photograph had been made. A teacher from the school claimed to know her name. A young woman named Alam Bibi was located in a village nearby, but McCurry decided it wasn't her.

    No, said a man who got wind of the search. He knew the girl in the picture. They had lived at the camp together as children. She had returned to Afghanistan years ago, he said, and now lived in the mountains near Tora Bora. He would go get her.

    It took three days for her to arrive. Her village is a six-hour drive and three-hour hike across a border that swallows lives. When McCurry saw her walk into the room, he thought to himself: This is her.

    Names have power, so let us speak of hers. Her name is Sharbat Gula, and she is Pashtun, that most warlike of Afghan tribes. It is said of the Pashtun that they are only at peace when they are at war, and her eyes—then and now—burn with ferocity. She is 28, perhaps 29, or even 30. No one, not even she, knows for sure. Stories shift like sand in a place where no records exist."
     
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    Umm, She's not Tajik (no doubts intentional). She's Pashtun.

    The green eyes generally aren't as common in Tajiks.

    EDIT: Alright, you beat me to it. "Believe it or not"? :D I didn't believe you were right in the first place she was Tajik!
     
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    It's probably her. No gyms in Afghanistan yet, no nutritional know how either.

    Metabolism would slow up by then.

    The features are still there.
     
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    The ethnic groups of Pakistan are not that different from one another.

    I have many members in my family who were born with light hair color, light eye colors, and white skin...and we dont belong to the Pashtun ethnic group and I know many Pashtuns who are born with dark hair color, dark eye color, and brown skin.
     
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    Common dude, We can't ignore the differences in our looks. Statistically speaking, our ethnicities are quite diverse and are completely different from each other. Although, some features are now becoming more common due to obvious reasons, but a simple research in genealogy of our country would assure you that features and looks aren't the same "collectively".
     
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    Pakistanis don't have "one look".

    The ethnic groups also do have their general traits. Hazaras looks Chinese, the Makranis look mixed African, the Muhajirs look Indian, Punjabis look Punjabi, Pashtuns look Pashtun, Sindhis look Sindhi.

    There's a general change as you move from one ethnic group's location to another.

    One should embrace diversity rather than hide it.
     
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    Even within ethnic groups there's not "one look". There's diversity even within each ethnic groups.
     
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