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Mongolia Journal: Turning Over A New Leaf

Heads of cabbage (above and below)
Heads of cabbage (above and below)
RFE/RL correspondent Daisy Sindelar and multimedia producer Margot Buff are exploring Mongolia for a week. -- Eds.

Recently spotted trendwear at an Ulan Bator vegetable market: the cabbage-leaf hat.

Inexpensive, waterproof, and a damn fine way to advertise your produce, this disposable green cap is in fact believed to cure headaches brought on by changes in air pressure.

Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

-- Daisy Sindelar

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