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Woman walking home in Murgab Tajikistan
Woman walking home in Murgab Tajikistan. Near her home there is a dilapidated shell of an orange car. Murgab (also spelled Murghab) is more than 3,500m above sea level. In summer its landscapes can be places of stark beauty; in winter it is bitterly cold and is perhaps similarly beautiful. It is located along the Pamir Highway, which connects Kyrgyzstan to central Tajikistan, making it a popular destination for tourists traveling through Tajikistan from or to Kyrgyzstan. For many of Murgab's residents their nationality is Kyrgyz, but their citizenship is Tajik. Photo taken on July 26, 2012.