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Mutilated Afghan Girl in Los Angeles For Treatment

Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 12:51 PM

An Afghan girl featured on the Aug. 9 cover of Time magazine after her nose was cut off arrived in Los Angeles for treatment by local doctors.

The 18-year-old, identified only as Bibi Aisha (Miss Aisha), told Time that her nose and ears were cut off by her abusive husband — with Taliban approval — to punish her for running away. The controversial photo appeared with the headline, "What Happens if We Leave Afghanistan."

Dr. Peter H. Grossman, co-director of the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills, said his wife, Rebecca, who heads the Calabasas-based Grossman Burn Foundation, saw Aisha on television and knew they could help her.

Read the entire story at latimes.com

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