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Thursday, December 27, 2007

UNICEF’s Photo of the Year

posted by on December 27 at 13:15 PM

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.

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Can you link to the image source? I'd like to see a larger version.

Posted by Carollani | December 27, 2007 1:16 PM

I thought that was taken upstairs at the Capitol Club. My bad.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | December 27, 2007 1:17 PM

We should invade that country to liberate their women! Whoops...

Posted by wf | December 27, 2007 1:17 PM

Another fine example of how a culture driven by religon is just a sick thing to put children through. Catholic priests banging 12 year olds and Muslims fucking 11 year olds.

Religon in poison. God is made up to give the priest class power over others.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | December 27, 2007 1:19 PM

She'll live.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 27, 2007 1:20 PM

Mr. Poe:

Is that enough?

Posted by elm | December 27, 2007 1:23 PM

I thought we were supposed to celebrate diversity.

Posted by Jason Josephes | December 27, 2007 1:27 PM

The War on Marriage continues!

Posted by NOOOO!!!! | December 27, 2007 1:29 PM

Hot damn! I hope I look that good at forty!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 27, 2007 1:30 PM


Thats only when it comes to different cultures whose first means are to kill you and each other.

Posted by i haz 2 many cheezburglerz | December 27, 2007 1:30 PM

I agree JTC, it does look like the Capitol Club. Smoking has been banned on that balcony, correct?
But to my main point, what is the purpose of PERMALINK on the Kiley post below? I'd like to comment without having to go to the godawful Lineout page.

Posted by burnout | December 27, 2007 1:33 PM

The poor girl looks just how she should look, disgusted and frightened.
In my worst nightmares I would not want to sleep with that man.
Diversity is fine but old scary looking pervs, NO WAY!

Posted by mj | December 27, 2007 1:33 PM

Relax, mj. She'll be lovin' it when that spider forest is tickling her peach fuz.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 27, 2007 1:40 PM

Done - the image on RHRealityCheck was larger than the source, so I linked that, but the source is available there.

Posted by ECB | December 27, 2007 1:41 PM

Note to self. Never hire an Afghani interior designer.

Posted by kinaidos | December 27, 2007 1:42 PM

Lucky man.

Posted by Jim | December 27, 2007 1:43 PM

Sorry for #13. That was almost as tasteless as owning a poodle.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 27, 2007 1:43 PM

14: I don't think that's the link you meant to use.

Posted by Carollani | December 27, 2007 1:45 PM

At least the 40 year old knows her pussy will be nice and tight. And that is what you straight guys want right?

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | December 27, 2007 1:45 PM

Well actually Mr. Poe, that may be the only thing she does like ; )

Posted by mj | December 27, 2007 1:46 PM

the bike master plan was the source of your afghan pedophile picture?

Posted by linky dink | December 27, 2007 1:50 PM

So much for saving yourself for marriage.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 27, 2007 1:50 PM
Posted by Andrew Taylor | December 27, 2007 2:22 PM


Plus it's broken. When you fix the space, you get this.


Posted by Mr. Poe | December 27, 2007 2:28 PM

Isn't this the same country where parents send children out to clear minefields, because they're more expendable than the livestock?

Posted by Greg | December 27, 2007 2:40 PM

@25, you are thinking of Iowa and Nebraska.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | December 27, 2007 2:42 PM
Posted by apres_moi | December 27, 2007 2:45 PM

Truly Traditional Marriage: Or, Women as Property

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | December 27, 2007 2:49 PM

Let's see if I've got this opium, cheap pot, AND 18-year-old virgins?? Shit, I'm moving.

Posted by Just Call Me "Sheik" | December 27, 2007 2:59 PM

Most of you are assuming the man is the bad guy. He's probably gay and hates the system too. Heck he's 40 and single? The evils of Religion as has been stated is to blame.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | December 27, 2007 3:01 PM

He kinda looks pissed that he has to babysit.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 27, 2007 3:13 PM

I think they make a beautiful couple. Aren't weddings romantic?

Posted by I heart weddings | December 27, 2007 3:14 PM


Is he actually single or does he have other wives?

Anyway, this is hardly news in any third world hellhole. It's not like the girl has any other options. She can either marry a creepazoid now or wait a couple years; the result is pretty much the same.

Posted by keshmeshi | December 27, 2007 3:24 PM

i think i saw this movie.

Posted by superyeadon | December 27, 2007 3:33 PM

everyone's jumping to conclusions. maybe he'll wait until she's older (like 15) to consummate their union, and will just use her as an unpaid household servant until them.

you can always find a bright side!

Posted by max solomon | December 27, 2007 3:33 PM

Yes, @34--I just don't remember Hugh Grant having a beard in it.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 27, 2007 3:39 PM

this picture is a total lie. This is obviously a screenshot of Super Mario Brothers 2 from the old Nintendo. That guy is toad and the girl next to him is the princess. He has the toad mushroom hat on.

Posted by what a lie | December 28, 2007 1:50 PM

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