"Their forbidden love sent them into exile in the high mountains of central Afghanistan, briefly to Tajikistan and even to jails. But more than 2 years after the young Afghan couple eloped against the wishes of their families, they arrived in New York City late last night. The couple, Zakia and Mohammad Ali, are on a 90-day visa granted by the American Embassy in Kabul and plan to apply for asylum with the help of an international aid group. When @nytimes reporter Rod Nordland first told their story 2 years ago, Zakia and Mohammad had never been alone in a room together. After they eloped, they were hunted by both their families, who come from different sects, and the police. Although they're safe now in New York, where @ericthayer photographed them last night, their journey isn't over. Even if they win asylum, both are illiterate and have little experience living or working beyond the potato fields of their home. Visit the link in our profile to read more about their #lovestory." By nytimes on Instagram.
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