A building-size portrait of Tajik president Emomali Rahmon is dwarfed by a Soviet-era statue of Lenin in the eastern outpost of Murghab, in Tajikistan.

A building-size portrait of Tajik president Emomali Rahmon is dwarfed by a Soviet-era statue of Lenin in the eastern outpost of Murghab, in Tajikistan.

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 Believers in an orthodox church in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Believers in an orthodox church in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 Chinese migrant laborers building a road in northern Tajikistan

Chinese migrant laborers building a road in northern Tajikistan

 Young eagle hunters near Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Young eagle hunters near Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

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 Trying on hats in Margilan, Uzbekistan

Trying on hats in Margilan, Uzbekistan

 Roadside melon stall near Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Roadside melon stall near Samarkand, Uzbekistan

 Kyrgyz wrestlers at a village celebration in Ak Bulak, eastern Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz wrestlers at a village celebration in Ak Bulak, eastern Kyrgyzstan

 Wedding couple in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Wedding couple in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

 Cattle wander by the abandoned hulls of fishing boats on the dried bed of the Aral sea in Moynaq, Uzbekistan - formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world.

Cattle wander by the abandoned hulls of fishing boats on the dried bed of the Aral sea in Moynaq, Uzbekistan - formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world.

 Rangkul, Murghab, Eastern Pamirs, Tajikistan

Rangkul, Murghab, Eastern Pamirs, Tajikistan

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 A magician in a makeshift circus in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

A magician in a makeshift circus in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 Rationing out rice in Badakhshan, Afghanistan

Rationing out rice in Badakhshan, Afghanistan

 Cotton harvest near Tursunzoda, Tajikistan

Cotton harvest near Tursunzoda, Tajikistan

 Cotton harvest near Tursunzoda, Tajikistan

Cotton harvest near Tursunzoda, Tajikistan

 Sary Tash, one of the border crossings between Kyrgyzstan and China

Sary Tash, one of the border crossings between Kyrgyzstan and China

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 A rusting Lenin on the outskirts of Khujand, northern Tajikistan

A rusting Lenin on the outskirts of Khujand, northern Tajikistan

 A building-size portrait of Tajik president Emomali Rahmon is dwarfed by a Soviet-era statue of Lenin in the eastern outpost of Murghab, in Tajikistan.
Central_Asia_3834.jpg
Central_Asia_8448.jpg
 Believers in an orthodox church in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
 Chinese migrant laborers building a road in northern Tajikistan
 Young eagle hunters near Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan
Central_Asia_1141.jpg
 Trying on hats in Margilan, Uzbekistan
 Roadside melon stall near Samarkand, Uzbekistan
 Kyrgyz wrestlers at a village celebration in Ak Bulak, eastern Kyrgyzstan
 Wedding couple in Bukhara, Uzbekistan
 Cattle wander by the abandoned hulls of fishing boats on the dried bed of the Aral sea in Moynaq, Uzbekistan - formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world.
 Rangkul, Murghab, Eastern Pamirs, Tajikistan
Central_Asia_3506.jpg
 A magician in a makeshift circus in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
 Rationing out rice in Badakhshan, Afghanistan
 Cotton harvest near Tursunzoda, Tajikistan
 Cotton harvest near Tursunzoda, Tajikistan
 Sary Tash, one of the border crossings between Kyrgyzstan and China
Central_Asia_9529.jpg
 A rusting Lenin on the outskirts of Khujand, northern Tajikistan

A building-size portrait of Tajik president Emomali Rahmon is dwarfed by a Soviet-era statue of Lenin in the eastern outpost of Murghab, in Tajikistan.

Believers in an orthodox church in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Chinese migrant laborers building a road in northern Tajikistan

Young eagle hunters near Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Trying on hats in Margilan, Uzbekistan

Roadside melon stall near Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Kyrgyz wrestlers at a village celebration in Ak Bulak, eastern Kyrgyzstan

Wedding couple in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Cattle wander by the abandoned hulls of fishing boats on the dried bed of the Aral sea in Moynaq, Uzbekistan - formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world.

Rangkul, Murghab, Eastern Pamirs, Tajikistan

A magician in a makeshift circus in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Rationing out rice in Badakhshan, Afghanistan

Cotton harvest near Tursunzoda, Tajikistan

Cotton harvest near Tursunzoda, Tajikistan

Sary Tash, one of the border crossings between Kyrgyzstan and China

A rusting Lenin on the outskirts of Khujand, northern Tajikistan

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