Tajikistan: Witnessing a Wedding in Tajikistan’s Winter Wonderland

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Fresh snowy footprints lead to the village of Vankala, near the eastern Tajik city of Murghab in the Pamir Mountains.

High mountain villages in Tajikistan’s Pamir Range are quiet and cold in the winter. Snow leaves many villages difficult to access, and there is little to keep locals occupied. A large number of men are off laboring in Russia.

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Ikuru Kuwajima is a freelance photojournalist based in Almaty.

Tajikistan: Witnessing a Wedding in Tajikistan’s Winter Wonderland

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