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Children work in an opium field

Children work in an opium field in Badakhshan, 1992. (Steve McCurry/ Magnum Photos)

Life in Afghanistan: A collection of photographer Steve McCurry's powerful images

Photographer Steve McCurry has visited Afghanistan more than 25 times since 1978 and his camera is a witness to the incredible change and turbulence the troubled country has faced. The 64-year-old American photographer rose to fame after his image 'Afghan Girl' of a young refugee with startling green eyes graced the cover of the National Geographic Magazine in 1985. Forty stunning images from his extensive travels in the country will be exhibited at the Beetles and Huxley gallery in London, from May 12 to June 7.