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'Uzbekistan Illustrated'

Uzbek-born artist Jasur Rakhimov and his wife have consistently poked fun at the daily nuisances of life in Uzbekistan since launching their "Uzbekistan Illustrated" Facebook page more than a month ago. The page elicits hundreds of Facebook likes and comments every day. Rakhimov initially planned to remain anonymous so as not to distract from the art. But after some Facebook readers threatened to reveal his identity, he decided to preempt them by doing it himself. Rakhimov rejects the label of "dissident artist" and instead prefers to be known as a freelance artist from Samarkand. He is currently a student in Kansas City. (Images courtesy of