Even very young girls can be seen with the Islamic head scarf.
The hijab is banned in schools and universities.
Dushanbe dress styles range from conservative...
... to traditional....
... to a more European look.
"Tajikistan is a country that is independent, democratic, secular, with rule of law and unity." -- billboard
At work in a wheat field in Roghun, eastern Tajikistan.
Playtime in a poor area of the capital, Dushanbe.
The hijab doesn't prevent unmarried couples from appearing in public together.
More and more young people are attending mosques. (Photos by RFE/RL)