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a boy on horseback in Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia
September 29, 2014

Svan Rider

Centuries-old defensive towers loom over remote villages in the Svaneti region of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains. Svans in the collection of villages that make up Ushguli—a World Heritage site—hold on to deep traditions. Horses still provide reliable transport throughout the largely roadless region.

See more pictures from the October 2014 feature story “Medieval Mountain Hideaway.”

Photograph by Aaron Huey, National Geographic
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