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Kyrgyz men seeking shelter in a cave in Afghanistan
October 22, 2013

Shepherd’s Cave, Afghanistan

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Kyrgyz men seek shelter in a shepherd’s cave during their annual journey from their mountainous homeland in remote Afghanistan to the nearest trading village in Pakistan, an icy, five-day trek. They will barter livestock, wool, and dairy products for everything from tea to television sets.

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

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Paley in the field on assignment for National Geographic »

Photograph by Matthieu Paley

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