A yak herd returning in the evening. The nomadic Kyrgyz of the Pamir Mountains in northern Afghanistan live at a high altitude (4250m) where no crops grow. Survival depends on the animals that they milk, butcher, and barter.

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A yak herd returning in the evening. The nomadic Kyrgyz of the Pamir Mountains in northern Afghanistan live at a high altitude (4250m) where no crops grow. Survival depends on the animals that they milk, butcher, and barter.


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