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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 by Christian, No Comments
Jodi Bieber from South Africa took this photograph of Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan who fled back to her family home from her husband’s house, complaining of violent treatment. The Taliban arrived one night, demanding Bibi be handed over to face justice. Bibi’s brother-in-law held her down and her husband sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose. Bibi was abandoned, but later rescued by aid workers. After time in a women’s refuge in Kabul, she was taken to America, where she received counseling and reconstructive surgery. She now lives in the United States.