Tajik village life

BBC’s featured story on life in the Central Asia nation of Tajikistan, the poorest of the former Soviet republics, where almost half of the population live below poverty line.

Tajik children selling apples on roadside
Children selling apples by the side of the road

Tajik traditional mudhouse
Two young girls in a traditional mudhouse in a village

Tajik farmers
Young women picking tomatoes in a field

Tajik Nurek power plant
Nurek power plant, which provides much of Tajikistan’s power

Tajik children loading water containers onto donkeys
Children loading containers of water onto a donkey

Tajik village teacher
Guljakhon, a teacher, outside of her house

Tajik high rise building
Children chat in Dushanbe, near an apartment building unaffordable to most

Tajik children selling apples on roadside
A man finishes tiling outside the presidential palace

Photos by Abdujalil Abdurasulov, BBC News (with detailed texts).

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