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Share via Email Bibi Aisha, whose nose and ears were cut off by her Taliban-sympathising husband, pictured on the cover of Time magazine, 9 August ; and in California in October, with a prosthetic nose made by the Grossman Burn Centre. She had no name, but her haunted, mesmerising green eyes and her dramatic features framed by a crimson head shawl, seemed to capture a story of suffering, lost innocence and unrealised potential that went far deeper than the experience of just one girl. Twenty five years later, Time magazine ran a cover of another beautiful Afghan girl. She too had captivating eyes — brown, not green — lustrous black hair and a striking expression.
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Aisha, 19, shocked the world when she appeared on the cover of Time Magazine to lift the veil on the plight of many women in Afghanistan. Yesterday, she bravely faced the public wearing a prosthetic nose - one that gives her some idea of how she will look after having reconstructive surgery. Aisha, 19, pictured wearing a type of prosthetic nose often used by film actors. Her nose and ears were hacked off by brutal in-laws after she was promised in marriage aged 12 She went before the TV cameras to receive the Enduring Heart award at a benefit for the Grossman Burn Foundation - the Los Angeles-based organisation that paid for her surgery.
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Wong The mutilated Afghan girl featured on a controversial Time magazine cover unveiled a new nose at a California benefit this weekend, where she was also honored with a prestigious award. ABC reports that year-old 'Bibi' Aisha looked cheerful and stylish as she accepted the Enduring Heart Award from the Grossman Burn Foundation, the Los Angeles-based humanitarian organization that is providing her with eight months of reconstructive procedures. While she continues to undergo treatment, Aisha has been provided with a Hollywood-style prosthetic nose which she can apply herself daily in the meantime. Also attending the ceremony was former first lady Laura Bush, whose work has touched on the plight of Afghan women. Aisha, who has never revealed her surname for fear of reprisal, told Time that her nose and ears had been cut off by her Taliban fighter husband after she ran away.
So he ordered his wife to sell her jewelry and, when she refused, he hacked off her nose and lips. Thirty-year-old Sitara, who barely survived the brutal attack, says she suffered her horrific injuries at the hands of her husband, Azim. It was hours before neighbors discovered Sitara in her home in the Anjil district of western Afghanistan's Herat Province. There they found her unconscious, covered with blood, and her nose and lips lying next to her on the floor.