Stephanie Sinclair is the winner of the international photo competition “UNICEF Photo of the Year”. Her winning photo is of a wedding couple in Afghanistan. The groom, Muhammad, looks much older than his 40 years. The bride, Ghulam, is still a child; she just turned 11.
The UNICEF Photo of the Year 2007 raises awareness about a worldwide problem affecting millions of girls who are married while they are still under age. According to UNICEF, there are about 60 million young women worldwide who were married before they came of age, half of them in South Asia.