Photo of the Day

a Kyrgyz yurt with mountains in the background
March 21, 2013

Kyrgyz Yurt, Afghanistan

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features Blanket-draped yaks hunker down outside a young Kyrgyz couple's yurt on the eve of a summer trading journey. Made of interlaced poles covered with felt, these portable homes are packed up and reassembled for seasonal migration. Wooden doors are imported to the treeless plateau from lower altitudes. 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 Mattieu Paley, National Geographic

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