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two Kyrgyz nomad girls outside their mud hut in Afghanistan
March 26, 2013

Kyrgyz Girls, Afghanistan

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

After a hailstorm, nomadic Kyrgyz girls venture outside their mud hut beside the Aksu River in a remote part of Afghanistan. The nomads sometimes stop here for a few weeks between migratory seasons if grass for their herds is too scarce at the summer or winter camps.

See more pictures from the February 2013 feature story "Stranded on the Roof of the World."


Travel back in time to a 1950 article on the Wakhan corridor »
See pictures of Afghanistan »

Photograph by Matthieu Paley, National Geographic

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