The Story Of The Afghan Girl.

A photograph of the Afghan Girl taken by Steve McCurry

The photograph above of a girl with piercing green eyes, wearing a red headscarf and looking intently at the camera is a famous photograph taken by a National Geographic Society photographer named Steve McCurry. The photograph appeared on the front cover of National Geographic In June 1985.

Steve McCurry was in Pakistan in 1984, documenting the struggles of Afghanistan’s refugees in a refugee camp called Nasir Bagh during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. There, inside a school tent, he noticed the girl with the most unique eyes he had ever seen. …


Hi! I’m Reggie and I’m single.

photo by the author: I and my friends

I believe the last time I wrote anything about myself was in primary school. I remember vividly coming home one day with an assignment that said, write a composition about myself. I wrote it and submitted it the next day. When my teacher was done marking everyone’s assignments, she returned them to all the kids in the class. I remember my friends seated around me at the time, opening up their notebooks to see a full mark of 10/10 written in red ink.

Me on the other hand, I opened mine to see 6/10. It’ was funny, because it felt…


My Medium Journey

Photo by Tania Mousinho on Unsplash

When I started writing on medium, I would always fantasize about earning a thousand dollars on the platform and writing an article about it. I would fantasize about it even though I was always paid nothing more than 80 cents every month.

It got to a point that I wrote an article about how I would spend a thousand dollars, if by chance I make that amount.

But now, I did make that amount.

After months of… shedding tears and wondering if my work would ever be good enough to go viral.

One article finally made my dreams come true.


The Life of Phan Thi Kim Phuc

June 8, 1972: Kim Phúc, center left, running down a road naked near Trảng Bàng after a South Vietnam Air Force napalm attack.

The picture above depicts soldiers walking behind terrified children, including a naked nine-year-old girl named Phan Thi Kim Phuc, running down a country road after a napalm attack on their village. This is a famous war photograph, taken by Nick Ut, that depicts the horrors of the Vietnam War and unveils them to the world.

The terrified girl in the photograph had to rip off her clothes after a large amount of napalm fell on her. …


The rise and fall of Kevin Carter

A photo of “The Struggling Girl” Courtesy of allthatsintersesting.com

The picture above of a vulture and a starving child is a famous photograph by Kevin Carter. The photograph became known as “The Struggling Girl” and depicted the Sudan famine in 1993.

In this photograph, the child (believed to be a girl) was attempting to reach a United Nations feeding center about a half-mile away in Ayod, Sudan (now South Sudan). But it was later announced that the child was a boy and the vulture nearby was waiting eagerly for carrion. In March 1994, the photo won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. …


A True Halloween Crime Story.

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At about 12.30am Halloween night, a red G-registered Ford Escort was parked on Holland street, Radcliffe in Greater Manchester. Wearing a white sheet that covered the neck down to the legs and a horrifying Scream mask, the driver walked out of the car and headed to the property of Diana Lomax.

With a sawn-off shotgun hiding beneath the white sheet, the intruder began banging the front door of Diana Lomax’s home.

When the homeowner refused to answer the door, the banging continued. The noise got the attention of Diana Lomax’s neighbor, a 43-year old former soldier named Bob Wilkie.

Bob…


Kissing the war goodbye

A U.S. Navy sailor embracing and kissing a woman in white (a dental assistant) in New York City’s Times Square

“The war is over… the Japanese have surrendered.” were the words a 22-year-old George Mendonsa, and his future wife Rita Petry, heard at Radio City Music Hall while watching a show in August 1945.

People from outside had bust into the Hall, yelling “The war is over!”

Excited, the couple and everyone in the hall ran out and into the street to celebrate. The bars in the city were filled with people wanting to be drunk. The glasses were lined up along the bars and the bartenders kept pouring drinks for their customers.

George, tipsy and still in the mood…


The story of Hattori Yoshihiro.

A photo of Hattori Yoshihiro

October 17, 1992.

At about 8 pm, A Volvo parked outside the residence of a thirty-year old supermarket butcher, named Rodney Peairs and his wife, Bonnie Peairs. In the vehicle, two teenage boys try to figure out if they were at the right address to a Halloween party they were invited to.

Decorated in Halloween decorations, the home was in a working-class neighborhood in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

To the boys, they were on the right road. The house they were looking at was exactly what had been described on the invitation. …


The burning Monk

Malcolm Browne’s photograph of Quang Duc during his self-immolation.

The photograph above of a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk burning himself to death is a famous photograph taken by Malcolm Browne on 11 June, 1963. The monk’s name was Quang Duc and his self-immolation was done in protest to the South Vietnamese Roman Catholic government led by Ngo Dinh Diem, for the persecutions of Buddhists in the Country.
graph of the monk’s death.

The photographs caused a stir around the world when it was featured on the front pages of newspapers. The U.S. President John F. …


My journey to one of Nigeria’s finest Islands

OPOBO REGATTA FESTIVAL

There is an Island Situated at the southern edge of Rivers State, Nigeria. The Island is called Bonny.

Reginald Ben-Halliday

Reginald is a writer, an accounting student and a dog lover.

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