Uzbekistan: Teachers Mobilized for Ferghana’s Cotton Season

A cotton-picker in Uzbekistan. An obligatory stint of picking cotton means a 40-day stretch under the punishing summer sun. Those that feel unable to carry out the task must pay their way out of their predicament. (Photo: Shuhrat Axmedov)

When cotton-picking season comes around in Uzbekistan, lists of names start to be compiled by local officials up and down the country.
 

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Uzbekistan: Teachers Mobilized for Ferghana’s Cotton Season

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