Photograph by Juliane Gregor from The Story of the Weeping Camel
Camels were domesticated 3,500 years ago, and they remain central to the lives of many nomadic Mongolians. Livestock equals wealth in a society where animals provide most necessities; from meat and dairy products for the table to hair and hides for clothing and shelter.
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