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The Wonders Of Tajikistan's 'Roof Of The World'

The Murghob region of eastern Tajikistan, set high in the Pamir Mountains, is sometimes known as the Roof of the World. The region borders China to the east and Afghanistan to the south, and is also home to ethnic Kyrgyz nomads. Although Murghob’s mountainous landscape, arid climate, and isolation result in tough economic pressures, the region is beginning to open up to trade with western China and a fledgling tourism industry. RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service correspondent Janyl Chytyrbaeva visited the remote region and filed this photo gallery. (16 PHOTOS)