Surprisingly Intimate Moments of Daily Life Around the World

As with his well-known photo, "Afghan Girl," these pictures of strangers from photojournalist Steve McCurry also reveal a depth of everyday struggle and joy.

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Young monks playing video games

Young monks playing video games© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press
Sera monastery, Bylakuppe, India, 2001

Geisha in the subway

Geisha in the subway© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press
Kyoto, Japan, 2008

Shoe store

Shoe store© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press
Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

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Destroyed control room

Destroyed control room© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press
Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1991

Boy and devalued currency

Boy and devalued currency© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press
Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

Goat herder

 Goat herder© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press
Hajjah, Yemen, 1999

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Playing cards

Playing cards© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press
Agra, India, 1999

The Unguarded Moment

The Unguarded Moment© Steve McCurry / courtesy Phaidon Press
To see more stunning photography from Steve McCurry's travels, click here.

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