Kyrgyzstan Gallery

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Bishkek
Bishkek

Drinks sellers compete on streeet corners

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Bishkek
Bishkek

Moved from its prime location, the last large-scale Lenin statue in Central Asia

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Bishkek
Bishkek

The militia taking a break in Panfilov Park

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Bishkek Independence Day
Bishkek Independence Day

Dancers in traditional costumes circle an inflatable yurt

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Bishkek Independence Day
Bishkek Independence Day

A local celebrity sporing a kalpak being interviewed for TV as part of the Independence Day celebrations

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Bishkek Independence Day
Bishkek Independence Day

Buzkashi riders in action

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Lake Issyk-Kol
Lake Issyk-Kol

Clouds gather on the mountains beyond Cholpon Ata

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Lake Issyk-Kol
Lake Issyk-Kol

Converted railway sleeper

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Lake Issyk-Kol
Lake Issyk-Kol

Ride it, drink its' milk, eat it: the versatile Central Asian horse

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Ak-Say Canyon
Ak-Say Canyon

Glacial rivulet

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Ala-Tau Mountains
Ala-Tau Mountains

Sunset at the Ratsik Hut

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Osh
Osh

Kalpak clad man inspects the size of Arbuz Melons at the Jaymu Bazaar

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Osh
Osh

Solomon's Throne through a tangle of intermittent power lines

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Sary Moghul
Sary Moghul

View from the CBT out towards Pik Lenin

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Sary Moghul
Sary Moghul

Loading Njebre's Donkey

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Kyzyl Art Pass
Kyzyl Art Pass

In the absolute middle of nowhere a lone boy circles on his outsized bicycle.

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All images copyright Stephen M. Bland