On this day in 1888 the National Geographic Society was formed in Washington D.C.. The Society has become mostly known for the magazine it publishes, and the occasional TV special. The picture below is from an article called Afghan Girl. The first picture was published in 1985, and was a world-wide sensation. The second picture was taken seventeen years later. When it was taken it was only the second time in her life her picture had been taken. Her name is Sharbat Gula. Whenever I hear someone complaining about how bad their life is, or how bad things are for the poor in the United States, I think of her. What type of life has she led?