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Kyrgyz nomads with their cell phones in Afghanistan
March 5, 2013

Kyrgyz Nomads, Afghanistan

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

Kyrgyz herders adore their cell phones, which they acquire by trading and keep charged with solar-powered car batteries. Though useless for communication—cellular service doesn't reach the isolated plateau—the gadgets are used to play music and take photos.

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 »
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Photograph by Matthieu Paley, National Geographic

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