The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History Perhaps the most iconic National Geographic photo, Steve McCurry snapped this picture of an Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp in 1984. It almost went unnoticed, until one editor rescued it from a pile and stuck it on the June 1985 Cover
Famous refugees: Anne Frank and her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933 after the Nazis gained power in Germany. The family applied for a visa into the US but it was denied. They went into hiding but were eventually found and sent to concentration camps, where Anne and most of her relatives died.
It is perhaps worth asking what kind of a world we want to live in, and what values we want Europe to stand for. We have to find it in ourselves to take up our moral responsibility and care for those in need, and to insist the same of our leaders.