Fifteen year-old Ikhbal has been married for two months. Today is the veil ceremony, where she will exchange her childhood crimson veil for a married woman's white headdress. She struggles and cries as the older women around her get ready to fasten the white veil on her head..The Kyrgyz settlement of Ech Keli, above Chaqmaqtin lake, Er Ali Boi's camp...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains, where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of...
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Fifteen year-old Ikhbal has been married for two months. Today is the veil ceremony, where she will exchange her childhood crimson veil for a married woman's white headdress. She struggles and cries as the older women around her get ready to fasten the white veil on her head..The Kyrgyz settlement of Ech Keli, above Chaqmaqtin lake, Er Ali Boi's camp...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains, where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan and Pakistan.


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