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Kyrgyz girls herding sheep in Afghanistan
April 12, 2013

Sheep, Afghanistan

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In this high, barren valley called Little Pamir, survival depends on livestock. Red-robed Kyrgyz girls corral sheep for milking, while dung dries atop the walls for use as fuel. The sheep, along with goats, yaks, and camels, provide milk, meat, and wool and even serve as currency: One lamb buys 110 pounds of flour.

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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