The Ladies UNICEF’s Photo of the Year
posted by December 27 at 13:15 PMon
Depicts an 11-year-old Afghan girl seated next to her 40-year-old fiance:
The girls’ parents told reporters they had arranged the engagement because “we needed the money.” Asked her feelings about the engagement, the girl said, “Nothing. I do not know this man. What am I supposed to feel?” Half of all Afghan girls are married before they reach 18.