Sharbat Gula, an Afghan woman, is seen in this undated handout picture in Peshawar, Pakistan released on October 26, 2016. Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)/Handout via Reuters
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An Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic magazine cover is to be freed on bail days after being arrested in Pakistan for fraud, a government minister said Sunday.The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history.Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Gula on Wednesday for living in the country on fraudulent identity papers following a two-year investigation on her and her husband, who has absconded.Pakistan has for decades provided safe haven for millions of Afghans who fled their country after the Soviet invasion of 1979 .
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